1975 in Australia

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1975 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General John Kerr
Prime minister Gough Whitlam, then Malcolm Fraser
Population 13,722,571
Elections Federal, SA
Years in Australia: 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978



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Arts and literature[edit]



  • 1 March – "C-Day." Full-time colour broadcasting is launched.
  • April – Graham Kennedy said the crow call "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck!" during a live ad on The Graham Kennedy Show. The studio operators complied, and the show immediately pulled the plug and went to a black screen saying the network had "technical difficulties". In Sydney, the show went to a commercial break and Kennedy never came back, with Bert Newton remaining during the air time. The same happened in Adelaide, with the exception that it was succeeded by Don Lane starting the host his variety show with Newton. Kennedy was immediately fired and banned for life from GTV-9.




  • 27 September – Jack Lang (born 1876), Premier of New South Wales
  • 5 November – Annette Kellerman (born 1887), swimmer and film star