More thrills, more spills and more doings than you can poke a stick at.
Or tripe and tongue.
Meat was on the agenda or rather the lack thereof when it became rationed on this date.
For more details - and ideas of meat substitutes, like underground mutton, click HERE.
800 striking waterside workers rioted, attacking the non-union labour that was brought in to break the strike, with at least one (later) fatality arising from the conflict that of Mounted Constable Evans.
The media reported that bushfires had spread to the suburbs, coming within 19kms of the Melbourne CBD.
At Morris, South Oz, an UFO was spied flitting across the sky.