1966 in Australia

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1966 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General The Lord Casey
Prime minister Sir Robert Menzies, Harold Holt
Population 11,599,498
Elections Federal


Years in Australia: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

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Science and technology[edit]

  • Sydney industrial designer Harry Widmer wins the prestigious F.H. Edwards Laurel Award for his design for the Kriesler Mini 41–47 portable radio. The 41-47's innovative polypropylene plastic casing is the first use of this material anywhere in the world in consumer electronics
  • Australia's first satellite communications earth station opens at Carnarvon in WA

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