1991 in Australia

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1991 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Bill Hayden
Prime minister Bob Hawke, then Paul Keating
Population 17,284,036
Elections NSW

1991- The Gulf War In 1991 Australia sent troops to assist the United Nations with the Gulf War.

See also:

Years in Australia: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994


Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]


The Federal Government's monthly deficit blew out to more than 1.2 billion dollars. ACTU President Martin Ferguson says Labor Party should get on with the job of governing and stop petty leadership disputes.

Arts and literature[edit]

  • Cloudstreet adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo, the theatrical adaptation opened in Sydney under the direction of Neil Armfield. Seasons followed in Perth, Melbourne, London, Dublin, New York and Washington, D.C., with the Company B cast touring the production until 2001 with minimal recasting. A lengthy adaptation at 5 and a half hours, the play attracted rave reviews around the world. The adaptation is published by Currency Press. There are plans to produce a TV miniseries version of Cloudstreet.
  • David Malouf's novel The Great World wins the Miles Franklin Award