1967 in Australia

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1967 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General The Lord Casey
Prime minister Harold Holt, then John McEwen
Population 11,912,253[1]
Australian of the Year The Seekers
Elections


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

Incumbents[edit]

State premiers[edit]

State governors[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 1 July – The postcode system of postal address coding is introduced throughout Australia.[19]

August[edit]

  • 1 August – Qantas Airways drops the word 'Empire' from its name.[20]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Unknown and general dates[edit]

  • General Motors Holden exports its 100,000th car and launches its first compact sedan, the Torana.
  • Sydney is rocked by a series of brutal underworld killings as rival gangs battle for control of the city's lucrative gambling and prostitution rackets
  • Bomber aircraft from No. 2 Squadron RAAF Canberra are deployed to Phan Rang airbase in South Vietnam
  • Federal Cabinet decides to drop the word 'British' from the cover of Australian passports, and agrees that it will have to amend the Nationality and Citizenship Act to change the designation 'British subject' on the inside of passports.
  • Australia Square Tower, Australia's first true skyscraper, is completed.[28]
  • In an exceptionally dry year across Victoria, South Australia and southwestern New South Wales, Melbourne records only 332.3 millimetres (13.08 in)[29] and Adelaide only 257.8 millimetres (10.15 in),[30] in both cases this being the driest year on record by a substantial margin.

Science and technology[edit]

Culture[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Sport[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Golf[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Squash[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Yachting[edit]

  • 18 November – Dame Pattie, Australian challenger for the America's Cup was defeated by the American defender Intrepid which won the series 4–0.
  • 30 December – Pen Duick III (France) won line honours in the 1967 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in a time of 4:04:10:31. Rainbow II (New Zealand) is the overall winner.

Other[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Australian Visit (1967) ABC News. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  3. ^ Macquarie University Biological Sciences Museum. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  4. ^ Richards, Ryan (2002). "Ryan, Ronald Joseph (1925–1967)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 December 2007. 
  5. ^ Natural disasters in Australia – Culture and Recreation Portal (Australian Government). Retrieved 15 December 2007
  6. ^ Australia's Prime Ministers – National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  7. ^ Ausflag – Australian Naval Ensign. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  8. ^ National Archives of Australia – Royalty and Australian Society: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  9. ^ History of the University – La Trobe University. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  10. ^ Lutton, Nancy (1988). "Rischbieth, Bessie Mabel (1874–1967)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 December 2007. 
  11. ^ '97 Series Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  12. ^ Maj P.J. BADCOE, VC (Post.). Retrieved 15 December 2007
  13. ^ Catholic Peace Fellowship. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  14. ^ About ABC New England North West NSW. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  15. ^ a b Interim Report – The Future of Lake Pedder, Lake Pedder Committee of Enquiry, 29 September 1997.
  16. ^ Didj "u" Know – Stories of the 1967 Referendum. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  17. ^ THE AUSTRALIAN NOTE ISSUE – Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  18. ^ ABC News Obituary – Don Dunstan. Retrieved 15 December 2007
  19. ^ Australia Post – Our History. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  20. ^ About Qantas – Our Company: History. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  21. ^ The Meagre Harvest: The Australian Women's Movement 1950s–1990s Google Books by Gisela. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  22. ^ "Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt ( Area A ) (entry AHD103552)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  23. ^ NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 40th anniversary. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  24. ^ IndexFOREX Australian Dollar currency profile. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  25. ^ Simpson Desert Conservation Park History. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  26. ^ The Harold Holt Murder. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  27. ^ a b Lloyd, C. J. (2000). "McEwen, Sir John (1900–1980)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 16 December 2007. 
  28. ^ Top of the town, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 May 2004.
  29. ^ Melbouren Regional Office (086071) monthly rainfall
  30. ^ Adelaide West Terrace (023000) Monthly Rainfall, Adelaide Kent Town (023090) Monthly Rainfall
  31. ^ Honeysuckle Creek – Epilogue. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  32. ^ Bornemissza, G. F. (1976), The Australian dung beetle project 1965–1975, Australian Meat Research Committee Review 30:1–30
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  34. ^ Polio in Australia. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  35. ^ Wresat – Australia's First Satellite. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  36. ^ Masters, Roy (4 October 2009). "Messenger can watch a better league broadcast in the US than south of the border". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  37. ^ Australia Post Stawell Gift. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  38. ^ Judy Pollock: Athletics Gold. Retrieved 16 December 2007. Archived 20 October 2009.
  39. ^ Derek Clayton – Hall of Fame entry. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  40. ^ AFL Tables – 1967 Season Scores. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  41. ^ AFL Tables −1967 Brownlow Medal. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  42. ^ a b c 1967 – 1971 Full Points Footy. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  43. ^ Australia in South Africa test series, 1966–1967. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  44. ^ A history of the Sheffield Shield – List of Winners. Retrieved 16 December 2007
  45. ^ World Men's Team Championship – ISRF. Retrieved 15 December 2007