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
1959
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]

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

Sport[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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