- 1791 – The Third Fleet arrives at Port Jackson.
- 1819 – Explorer Augustus Gregory is born at Farnsfield, Nottingham, England.
- 1902 – The magazine New Idea is first published.
- 1905 – Flos Greig becomes the first woman admitted to practise as a barrister in Australia.
- 1984 – Australian banks are deregulated. Foreign banks were invited to operate in Australia on 10 September.