Australian Historical Events in November

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 November 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 November

Day Year Event
5 2013 The Sydney Stock Exchange was granted the license to operate by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).
6 1874 The University of Adelaide was established in Adelaide, South Australia.
10 1912 Construction of St Patrick’s Church in Adelaide starts with the laying and blessing of the foundation stone attended by some 10,000 people.
12 1954 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bunbury was created from the Archdiocese of Perth in Western Australia.
18 1941 John Christian Watson, the third prime minister of Australia, dies at his home due to illness at age 74.
21 1866 Mary MacKillop founded the religious congregation “Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart or the Josephites in Adelaide, South Australia.
22 1956 Opening day of the Melbourne Summer Olympics in Victoria, Australia, the first games to be held outside Europe and North America.
22 1827 Birth: Francis Ormond, a philanthropist, pastoralist and member of the Parliament of Victoria. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Working Men’s College of Melbourne (now, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) as well as Ormond College and Ormond Professor of Music, both at the University of Melbourne.
24 1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman made the first reported sighting of Tasmania by a European.
24 1986 Pope John Paul II (now St. John Paul II) starts a week-long visit to Australia.
25 1910 Governor-General Lord Dudley signed the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910 that established the Federal Capital Territory’s (now Australian Capital Territory) laws based on the laws of New South Wales up until 1911.
30 1970 Pope Paul VI arrived in Sydney, the first pope to visit Australia.
30 2022 Parliament passed the National anti-corruption commission law.

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