1899 in Australia

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1899
in
Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 1899 in Australia.

Incumbents

Governors of the Australian colonies

Premiers of the Australian colonies

Events

Arts and literature

  • 8 October – The word "wowser" is first used by John Norton, editor of the Melbourne Truth newspaper.
  • Across the Blacksoil Plains
  • Dot and the Kangaroo, a children's book by Ethel Pedley, is published.
  • On Our Selection by Steele Rudd is published.

Sport

  • Merriwee wins the Melbourne Cup
  • Victoria wins the
    Sheffield Shield

Births

  • 7 January – John Collins, Chief of Naval Staff and High Commissioner to New Zealand (died 1989)
  • 17 January – Nevil Shute, writer (died 1960)
  • 21 January – Ernestine Hill, travel writer (died 1972)
  • 22 February – Ian Clunies Ross, scientist (died 1959)
  • 7 March – Eddie Ward, politician (died 1963)
  • 3 September –
    Frank Macfarlane Burnet
    , biologist and Nobel Prize winner (died 1985)
  • 24 September – William Dobell, artist, sculptor and painter (died 1970)
  • 21 October – Herb Steinohrt, rugby league footballer (died 1985)
  • 14 December – Frank McMillan, rugby league footballer and coach (died 1966)

Date unknown

Deaths

References

  1. ^ No. 11 electric C-class tram, 1898, Powerhouse Museum.
  2. ^ Hellemann, Christian, -1954, Boona Schottische [music] / by Chris Hellemann, W.H. Paling & Co{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)