Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3 On This Day in Oz History

Sorry, I've been busy with posting flood updates, road closure notices and rising river updates on Facebook, cos Dunolly, Maryborough, Carisbrook and all over the Central Vic shop is kinda damp.

1888 - Various sections of the South Coast Railway Line (NSW) were opened on this day; Waterfall - South Waterfall Temporary Junction, South Waterfall Temporary Junction - Helensburgh Temporary Junction, Helensburgh Temporary Junction - Otford, Otford - Coal Cliff.

1892 - The  Culcairn - Brocklesby  and Brocklesby - Corowa sections of the Corowa Branch Railway Line (NSW) were opened.

1915 - The 3 position Railway signals were introduced ; on the South Yarra to Hawksburn section, at Prahran and at Richmond. (Vic).

1923 - The Tarana - Oberon section of the Oberon Branch Railway Line (NSW) was opened.

1913 Peter Waite wrote to the government announcing his wish to hand over his estate at Urrbrae to the University of Adelaide for the development of an agricultural research centre with some of the land to be used to establish a school.When he died on 4 February 1922 the University came into possession of this valuable estate and the Waite Agricultural Research Institute came into being in 1924.

1952 – The first British nuclear test was conducted at Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia at the invitation of the Menzies government.

1957 – Australian National Airways (ANA) was merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA.

1957 - The Whitburn Colliery Junction - Whitburn Colliery section of the Whitburn Colliery Branch Railway Line (NSW) was opened.

1985 – The first Australian Formula One Grand Prix was raced in Adelaide.

1993 - The Dumaresq - Glen Innes section of the Main North Railway Line (NSW) was closed.

1998 – The John Howard-led Coalition returned to power at federal election.

1992 – A Victorian state election sees Jeff Kennett and the Liberal Party defeat the incumbent Labor Government of Joan Kirner.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the irony considering how moist it is at the moment that today is the anniversary of the opening of the Waterfall lines.