1960s AUSTRALIA :D

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  • Heat Wave Disaster.

    Heat Wave Disaster.
  • Period: to

    The 60's

  • Australian musicians make it to world stages.

    musicians (Australian) make it to world stages. This is when Australia was starting to participate in World stages.
  • The Last Tram

    Hobart: The last tram runs. Earlier in April, a runaway tram crashed into another tram. Several vehicles, including a bus, were hit by the trams. A conductor was killed and more than 40 people were treated for injuries in the Royal Hobart Hospital.
  • Surfer's Paradise

    Billiards champion Walter Lindrum dies at 61
  • Electrical home appliances

    Electrical home appliances
    Electrical appliances had started to be used at home, and the demand for them grew later on in the 60's.
  • Cricket

    First tied cricket test Australia v West indies at The Gabba
  • TV Commercials?

    Federal Government directs all future TV commercials to be made in Australia
  • Rod laver wins a mens tennis final.

    Rod laver wins a mens tennis final.
    Wimbledon: Rod Laver wins Men's Singles tennis final
  • Elvis Preseley started to release his songs.

    Elvis Preseley started to release his songs.
  • Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth

     Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth
    Perth: As Astronaut John Glenn circles the Earth, the city of Perth turns on its lights. "I can see the outline of a town and a very bright light just to the south of it." Glenn dubs Perth "The City of Lights"
  • Last tram in sydney

    Sydney: Last tram runs from La Perousse to Randwick workshops
  • Valium invented.

    Valium invented.
    Valium (diazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
  • Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.

    Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.
    After working for many years under haute couture figure Cristóbal Balenciaga, André Courrèges sets up his own house of fashion design.
  • Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games.

    Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games.
    Perth: Prince Philip opens the Commonwealth Games. Australia's medal tally at the end of the games is 38, the highest score for any one country in Commonwealth Games' history
  • Felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie

    Felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie
    The fibre or felt-tipped pen was invented by Yukio Horie of the Tokyo Stationery Company, Japan.
  • Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.

    Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.
    Spacewar! was conceived in 1961 by Martin Graetz, Stephen Russell, and Wayne Wiitanen. It was first realized on the PDP-1 in 1962 by Stephen Russell, Peter Samson, Dan Edwards, and Martin Graetz, together with Alan Kotok, Steve Piner, and Robert A Saunders. Spacewar! is in the public domain, but this credit paragraph must accompany all distributed versions of the program.
  • Women arrested for wearing a bikini at bondi beach.

    Women arrested for wearing a bikini at bondi beach.
    Sydney: Woman fined for being "unsuitably dressed" wearing a bikini at Bondi Beach.
  • Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men.

    Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men.
    Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men. The suit had a single breasted collarless jacket and slim pants. Mary Quant started her own label, and is responsible for designing mini skirts, colored tights, and wet look vinyl fashions.
  • Margaret Smith becomes the first aussie woman to win womens singles tennis champion.

    Margaret Smith becomes the first aussie woman to win womens singles tennis champion.
    Wimbledon: Margaret Smith becomes the first Australian woman to win the Women's Singles tennis championship
  • The video disk invented.

    The video disk invented.
    Videodisc (or video disc) is a general term for a laser- or stylus-readable random-access disc that contains both audio and analog video signals recorded in an analog form. Typically, it is a reference to any such media that predates the mainstream popularity of the DVD format.
  • The Beatles tour Australia.

    The Beatles tour Australia.
    The first time The beatles tour Australia.
  • Space age clothing becomes popular.

    Space age clothing becomes popular.
    Space age clothing starts to become popular. Different materials were used such as discs of metal or plastic linked together with wire. Leather is also used. Metallic or neon colors were involved.
  • BASIC (an early computer language) is invented.

    BASIC (an early computer language) is invented.
    BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.
  • Acrylic paint invented.

    Acrylic paint invented.
  • White Australia

    The ALP deletes "White Australia" from its immigration policy
  • Austrailian troops fighting in Vietnam? Stop!

    Austrailian troops fighting in Vietnam? Stop!
    Canberra: Prime Minister Menzies commits Australian troops to fight in Vietnam
  • Students protest?

    Students protest?
    Melbourne: Students protest over Springbok tour - the all white Springbok Rugby Union team arrive to a hostile reception
  • Lake Burley

    Canberra: Lake Burley Griffin official opened
  • Prime Minister?

    The Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies resigns after 16 straight years in office. Harold Holt succeeds him
  • Currency

  • Dawin Mayor

    Harry Chan elected first ethnic Chinese mayor
  • Last person Hanged?

    Ronald Ryan is the last man to hang in Australia for the murder of a prison warder while escaping from Melbourne's Pentridge Jail. His execution would result in the abolition of the death penalty.
  • Tasmanian bushfires

    A fire that killed Thousands!
  • Vote 4 Aborigines.

    90% of white Australians vote in referendum for proposal to count aborigines in the census and to allow the federal government to make special laws for them
  • Aboriginal Affairs

    The Federal Government announces it will set up the Office of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Death of Mariion Dorothea Mackellar

    Poet Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar dies
  • Tony Hancook

    Sydney: British comedian Tony Hancock found dead in his flat after overdose of barbiturates and alcohol
  • National Gallery

    Melbourne: Opening of the National Gallery of Victoria
  • Mexico City

    Mike Wenden wins his second gold medal at the Olympics for the 200 metres freestyle
  • Victroia Bushfires

  • Australian Boxer

    Johnny Famechon wins World Featherweight boxng title
  • Train Crash

    Southern Aurora express passenger train crashes into a goods train from Sydney, killing at least 10 people and injuring 50
  • Nudity?

    Opening of musical Hair with controversial 30 second nudity scene
  • Police vs Protesters?

    Police battle 3,000 Vietnam war protesters outside the US Consulate
  • Artist Death

    Artist Norman Lindsay dies at 90
  • Phased Withdraw?

    Prime Minister Gorton announces phased withdrawal of Australian troops from Vietnam