1959 in Australia

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1959 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General William Slim
Prime minister Robert Menzies
Population 10,056,479
Elections SA, WA, NSW, TAS
Years in Australia: 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

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Film[edit]

On the Beach starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner was shot around Melbourne. The film was based on the novel by Nevil Shute.

Television[edit]

Six O'Clock Rock screened on the Australian Broadcasting Commission's channel. It was compered by Johnny O'Keefe and was the ABC's response to Bandstand on Channel Nine.

Adelaide's first television station, NWS-9, begins broadcasting on 5 September

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