- 1799 – Bass and Flinders complete their circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land.
- 1867 – Riots at the Crocodile Creek goldfield destroy the property of Chinese miners.
- 1920 – Edmund Barton, the first Prime Minister of Australia, dies aged 70.
- 1931 – Guy Menzies completes the first solo trans-Tasman flight, from Sydney to the West Coast of New Zealand.
- 1965 – The first hydrofoil ferry begins operation in Sydney.