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February 1

John Oxley

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February 2

Ayers Rock (Uluru), the site of the Azaria Chamberlain disappearance

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February 3

Arrival of the first Ghan into Darwin

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February 4

A pen and wash drawing of Sydney in 1796

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February 5

Miners and their wives posing with the finders of the Welcome Stranger Nugget

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February 6

Bondi Beach

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February 7

The Polling by William Hogarth (1755); Before the secret ballot was introduced voter intimidation was commonplace

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February 8

George Coulthard, whose umpiring decision to give out Billy Murdoch led to the riot.

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February 9

The Hon. Peter Lalor MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, 1880–1887 and leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion

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February 10

Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (foreground) and the aircraft carrier USS Midway

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February 11

Intercolonial cricket at the MCG

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February 12

Elizabeth Farm.

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February 13

Mawson Station from the air.

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February 14

The Lady Nelson

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February 15

Lt Gen Arthur Percival, led by a Japanese officer, marches under a flag of truce to negotiate the capitulation of Allied forces in Singapore

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February 16

David Collins

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February 17

Lord Howe Island showing Mts Lidgbird and Gower.

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February 18

Cradle Mountain
  • 1793 – The first school in the colony opens in an unfinished church building in Sydney.
  • 1946 – The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. Norman Thomas Gilroy, becomes Cardinal Gilroy, the first Australian-born member of the College of Cardinals.
  • 1958 – Two hundred thousand people assemble to meet the Queen Mother in Brisbane.
  • 2001 – Four people are killed when a landslide forces a bus into a ravine at Cradle Mountain.
  • 2006 – Six teenagers are killed and another is injured in a hit and run accident in Cardross, near Mildura.

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February 19

The explosion of an oil storage tank, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Darwin

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February 20

King O'Malley
  • 1913King O'Malley drove in the first survey peg to mark the commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
  • 1961 – Pianist and composer Percy Grainger dies aged 78.
  • 1962Perth becomes known as the City of Light when astronaut John Glenn passes over the city and thousands of external lights are switched on to greet him.
  • 2006Andrew Mallard, convicted of murder in 1995, has his conviction quashed and is released after a High Court appeal.

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February 21

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February 22

Bert Hinkler and his Avro Avian 1928
  • 1791 – The first land grant in Australia is made to ex-convict James Ruse, he established Experiment Farm.
  • 1928Bert Hinkler arrived in Darwin, having flown the first solo flight between England and Australia. He left England on 7 February.
  • 1962Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, is born.

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February 23

Gladstone Power Station

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February 24

H. C. Coombs

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February 25

Sir Donald Bradman

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February 26

Landsat image of Lake Mungo

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February 27

Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant
  • 1788 – A seventeen-year-old convict, Thomas Barrett, receives the first death sentence in the colony.
  • 1902Drover, poet and soldier Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant is executed by firing squad at Pietersburg.
  • 1994 – Australian Federal Sports and Environment Minister Ros Kelly resigns over "The Sports Rorts Affair", where it was alleged that she apportioned money for community sporting projects in a pork barreling fashion.

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February 28

Australian Anti-Transportation League Flag

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February 29

Australian Anti-Transportation League Flag

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