- 1804 – The settlement at the Hunter River was officially named Newcastle.
- 1810 – David Collins the inaugural Governor of the Colony of Van Diemens Land dies in Hobart aged 56.
- 1980 – The Australian Olympic Federation announces it will send an Olympic delegation to Moscow, despite objections raised by the Prime Minister.
- 1984 – Wran Government re-elected in New South Wales for a fourth term.
- 1990 – Bob Hawke-led Australian Labor Party returned to power at federal election.