1917 in Australia

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1917 in Australia
Monarchy George V
Governor-General Ronald Munro-Ferguson
Prime minister Billy Hughes
Population 4,940,815
Elections Federal, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria

See also: 1916 in Australia, other events of 1917, 1918 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history.

"As of 1917 Australia's population was still only 5 million, with most people living in scattered rural areas. The sea voyage to Britain took two months, and land transport within Australia itself was slow."[1]


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  1. ^ Diamond, Jared (1992). "The Arrow of Disease". Discover (October 1992 vol. 13 Number 10 pp. 64–73). Archived from the original on 13 June 2006. Retrieved 25 June 2006. 
  2. ^ Abolition of the Upper House, Parliament of Queensland, 27 March 2001.
  3. ^ The Warwick incident, Queensland 1917, Queensland State Archives.