Australian Historical Events in July

Australian Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped Australia to what it is today. It is a compilation of significant events for the month of July including the birth and death of famous Australians as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

Australian Historical Events in July

Day Year Event
1 1851 The Port Phillip District was separated from New South Wales to become the Colony of Victoria, with Melbourne as its capital.
1 1949 The University of New South Wales (UNSW), also known as UNSW Sydney, was established in Sydney, New South Wales.
1 1998 Australian Rail Track Corporation, an Australian Government-owned statutory corporation, was founded. It operates one of the largest rail networks in the nation spanning 8,500km across five states.
1 1998 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), an independent commission of the Australian Government, was formed to operate as the national corporate regulator.
1 2019 General David John Hurley begins his term as the 27th governor-general of Australia.
5 1905 Alfred Deakin assumes office for his second term as prime minister of Australia.
6 1899 The Australian Constitution was ratified.
9 1852 John Woolley arrived in Sydney with his wife and daughters from the UK and quickly started making arrangements for the opening of the University of Sydney as its first principal.
11 1858 The first part of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia was dedicated.
11 1974 Sir John Robert Kerr begins his term as the 18th Governor-General of Australia.
17 1799 Explorer Captain Matthew Flinders landed at present-day Woody Point in Brisbane, Queensland, which he named “Red Cliff Point” after the red-coloured cliffs visible from the bay
23 1931 A British order-in-council was issued stating that Ashmore and Cartier Islands in the Indian Oceans would be placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia.
24 1862 John McDouall Stuart and his team made the first south to north crossing of the Australian continent.
25 1973 Murdoch University was founded in Perth, Western Australia.
26 1954 Woodside Energy Group Ltd (formerly Woodside Petroleum Ltd), Australia’s largest independent dedicated oil and gas company, was founded .
26 2022 Susan Lines begins office as the president of the Australian Senate.
29 1982 Sir Ninian Martin Stephen begins his term as the 20th governor-general of Australia.
31 1911 William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, ends his term as the 4th governor-general of Australia.

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