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5 July in Australian History

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Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of in the comments section.

  • 1851 – James Esmond announces the discovery of gold at Clunes, Victoria leading to the start of the Victorian Gold Rush.
  • 1854 – The Mercury was first published in Hobart.
  • 1900 – The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (UK) passed. It received royal assent on the 9th.

Tony Simon

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