It’s the first day of school, and time to learn something!
1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.
3. Post it!
(I forgot to include the instructions last week…oops!)
Traveling back in time and down under to see what was notable about 1948 in Australia:
- January 23 – De Havilland Australia conducts the first flight of its 3 engined Drover transport aircraft at Bankstown Airport
- May 8 – Margaret McIntyre becomes the first woman elected to the Parliament of Tasmania. She is killed in a plane crash later in the year
- September 2 – Australian National Airways (ANA) DC3 VH-ANK Lutana crashes near Quirindi, New South Wales, killing 13
- November 29 – The first Holden car, the model 48-215, popularly known as the FX, rolls off the assembly line. The on road cost was approximately £760
- December 16 – HMAS Sydney is commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy as its first Aircraft carrier
- Rear Admiral John Collins becomes the first Australian to hold the position of Chief of Naval Staff in the Royal Australian Navy
- H.V. Evatt becomes President of the United Nations General Assembly
Arts and literature
- Morna takes line honours and Westward wins on handicap in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
- Rimfire wins the Melbourne Cup
- March 2 – Jeff Kennett, Premier of Victoria
- June 21 – Lionel Rose, boxer
- September 22 – Denis Burke, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
- December 5 – Cheryl Kernot, politician
- December 12 – Kim Beazley, politician
- February 12 – Isaac Isaacs (b. 1855), Governor General of Australia
- September 2 – Margaret McIntyre (b. 1886), politician