1947 in Australia

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1947 in Australia
Monarchy George VI
Governor-General Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, then William McKell
Prime minister Ben Chifley
Population 7,579,358
Elections VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, SA
1947
in
Australia
Decades:
See also:

Incumbents[edit]

State Premiers[edit]

State Governors[edit]

Events[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Film[edit]

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 19 June – James Mason, field hockey player
  • 20 June - John Richards (lance corporal) Chairman Royal Glendearg Tennis Club
  • 28 July – Peter Cosgrove, Chief of the Defence Force (2002–05)
  • 28 August – Jennie George, politician and trade unionist
  • 28 September – Bob Carr, Premier of New South Wales (1995–2005); Senator and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2012-13)
  • 2 November – David Ahern, composer (died 1988)

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney's Hail Storm.". Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954) (Mount Gambier, SA: National Library of Australia). 4 January 1947. p. 7. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "MR. J. McGIRR NEW PREMIER.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 6 February 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Wise Resigns.". Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA : 1929 - 1947) (WA: National Library of Australia). 1 April 1947. p. 5. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "LOSS OF 2 SEATS IN Q' LAND.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 3 May 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "QANTAS AIRWAYS TAKEN OVER.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 3 July 1947. p. 6. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "SUPPLY REFUSED TO VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 2 October 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "'I HAVE BEEN DEFEATED'—CAIN LABOR LANDSLIDE IN VICTORIAN ELECTION.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 9 November 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "DEVELOPMENTS IN TASMANIAN POLITICS.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 19 December 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "ARCHIBALD PRIZE TO VICTORIA.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 18 January 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  10. ^ “Most Goals in a Game”
  11. ^ "HIRAJI WINS MELBOURNE CUP.". Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) (Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 6 November 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "MORNA YACHT VICTORY.". Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) (Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia). 31 December 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "PLACEGETTERS FINISHING.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 4 November 1947. p. 17. Retrieved 14 March 2012.