Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 3 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History

1788 - Gov Arthur Phillip penned a note, (not with a thumbnail dipped in tar but who are we to judge?)  to the Marquis of Lansdowne...
"...a late excursion seen Smoke; which, with my having traced the Natives thirty miles towards these Hills, leaves no doubt but that there are Inhabitants in the interiour parts of the Country..."

1789 - Governor Phillip, accompanied by Captains Hunter, Collins and George Johnston and Surgeon White went for a Sunday punt on the water when they rowed approximately 12kms up the Colo from the Hawkesbury and stopped at the sand bank just east of the present day bridge on the Putty road.

1797 – Following Aboriginal attacks on farms in the Hawkesbury region, Hunter dispatched a party of soldiers from the New South Wales Corps to protect settlers.

1807 - Joseph Eades was hanged at Sydney for robbing a cart of alcohol and clothing items.

1807  - John Higgins. Hanged at Sydney for robbing a cart of alcohol and clothing items.

1807 - William Morgan was hanged at Sydney for robbing a cart of alcohol and clothing items.

1807 - Robert Murray was hanged at Sydney for sheep stealing from the property of James Larratts.

1807 - Benjamin Yeates was hanged at Sydney for sheep stealing from the property of James Larratts.

1826 - William Cusack was hanged at Sydney for burglary at Campbelltown.

1826 - John Hossle was hanged at Sydney for burglary of John Blackman at Bathurst.

1827 - John Cruitt Hanged at Hobart for sheep-stealing.

1827 - Henry Oakley Hanged at Hobart for burglary from Mr Brodie on the Clyde.

1827 - Thomas Bidwell Child Hanged at Hobart for forgery.

1827 - John Wright  Hanged at Hobart for robbery at Old Beach.

1827 - John Clayton Hanged at Hobart for sheep-stealing.

1827 - George Dunning Hanged at Hobart for sheep-stealing.

1827 - William Longhurst  Hanged at Hobart for sheep-stealing.

1827 -Daniel McPherson Hanged at Hobart  "stealing in a dwelling house at noon-day".

1827 - Martin Higgins Hanged at Hobart for "stealing in a dwelling house at noon-day".

1841 - Mullan was hanged at the Windmill, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, for the murder of surveyor Granville Chetwynd Stapylton at Mount Lindsay.

1841 - Ningavil was hanged at the Windmill, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, for the murder of surveyor Granville Chetwynd Stapylton at Mount Lindsay.

1850 - Thank god for sod turning to break up the hangings!
The first sod of the railway from Sydney to Parramatta was turned by Mrs Keith Stewart (daughter of the Governor) at Cleveland Paddocks (an area between the southern end of the current Sydney station and Cleveland Street).

1854 - The Foundation Stone of Melbourne University was laid by Governor Sir Charles Hotham.

1866 - The good peeps of Brisvegas were a splishin and a splashin when their water supply from Enoggera Creek reservoir was turned on.

1872 - The first child born to English settlers in Sullivan Bay (now Sorrento) Victoria, William Thorne, went off into the sunset at the grand old age of 68.

1876 - The Main South Railway Line (NSW) was opened all over the shop.

1879 - The NSW Government rescinded its resolution to abolish road and ferry tolls.
Ahhh, one of those non-core promise thingies.

1891 - The foundation stone for the magnificent bluestone tower at St Peter's Anglican Church (Ballarat) was laid.

1905 - The Walgett Railway Branch Line (NSW) was opened from Burren - Cryon.

1915 - On this day a medical report from the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station at ANZAC Cove stated -
"Dysentery is becoming very acute, and cases of extreme collapse are occurring."

1916 - The Temora - Roto Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Barellan - Griffith.

1931 - And the delightfully titled Chemical Warfare Board (established in 1924) was recycled, rebranded and relaunched today as the Chemical Defence Board.

1939 - Ready mixed concrete became available for the first time in Australia with the commencement of trading by the Readymix Concrete Company in Sydney.
Builders and underworld folk were simply delighted.

1947 - Sweeties galore! Sugar rationing ended in Oz and the dentists rubbed their hands with glee!

1957 - The CSIRO took part in the International Geophysical Year activities.

1966 - Shortly before leaving for London, The Easybeats recorded their legendary Coca Cola Special at the Channel 7 studios in Sydney.

1966 - Australian racing driver Jack Brabham won the French Grand Prix in a car of his own design.

1969 - Dr Thomas Mautner (Australian National University (ANU) Philosophy Dept) and solicitor Michael Landale decided to set up a homosexual law reform group after the conviction and gaoling of a Canberra man. Lex Watson joined the group.

1970 - The real reason why enlistment numbers have dropped in the Royal Navy has, curiously, not yet been traced back to the banishment of the daily ration of rum that was savagely done to death on this day. *hic*

1971 - Police attacked demonstrators at Melbourne's Olympic Park when 3000 people protested against the Springbok Rugby tour.

1972 - The acclaimed David Williamson play, Don's Party, opened in Sydney at the Jane Street Theatre.

1973 - The new Supporting Mother's Benefit came into being.

1977 - The Labor Party’s Tassie State Council supported homosexual law reform.

1978 - The Daylesford Railway Branch Line (Vic) was ceased and desisted from Carlshrue to Trentham, and from Trentham to Daylesford.
Fools!

1981 - The Sydney Star Observer ran the first article in Australia about a new disease effecting gay men in the US.
Gay Related Immune Deficiency (GRID) was one of the early terms used to relay the group of varied illnesses and infections being reported.

1982 - The Parap open air market began in Darwin.

1982 - Stonewall Gay Pride Day was held with a rally and parade starting in Belmore Park, a concert in Hyde Park and a cabaret at Leichhardt Town Hall.

1989 – The Fitzgerald Inquiry into possible illegal activities and associated police misconduct in Queensland ended.
Along with many careers.

1991 - Charges against two people arrested during the 1 October 1990 anti-Fred Nile demonstration were dismissed.

1995 - NSW Premier Bob Carr announced that his government was committed only to specific homosexual reforms – clarifying property transfers during inheritance and hospital access when there is a same sex partner dying in hospital.

1995 - The Federal Department of Immigration introduced changes to its “Interdependency” visa category which grants lesbians and gay men applying for off shore migration, the same rights as heterosexual de facto spouses.

2002 - Over Australia balloonist Steve Fossett was forced to spend an extra night in the air as the winds that helped him become the first person to fly solo around the world bedeviled the final stage of his voyage.

2002 - A nationally televised fund raising campaign, “Just a dollar a day”, to build community action against HIV/AIDS was launched by the AIDS Trust of Australia.

2005 - One of Australia's 12 Apostles disappeared. One of nine limestone stacks that made up the famous landmark off Australia's southern coast collapsed into the Indian Ocean.

2008 -  Today saw 400 Aboriginal men take part in a men's health summit where they issued the Inteyerrkwe Statement, an apology to the women for domestic abuse. 

2009 - Australia announced a 155 million US dollar package for isolated Aboriginal communities, after a new report revealed shocking levels of child abuse among the downtrodden minority.

2013 -  The Government resumed processing of asylum claims for people who arrived by boat on or after 13 August 2012. By this point, the backlog stood at over 20,000.

2 comments:

  1. "1797 – Following Aboriginal attacks on farms in the Hawkesbury region, Hunter dispatched a party of soldiers from the New South Wales Corps to protect settlers."


    Oh, wow... They really were seen as invaders, weren't they?



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  2. You ok Jayne? Haven't seen you around for a few days.

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