• The first hydrofoil

    January 07 Sydney: The first hydrofoil ferry service begins.
  • Dawn Fraser

    January 15 Dawn Fraser becomes youngest person to be named Australian of the Year.
  • Freedom Rides

    February 23 Grafton: Freedom Rides - A bus carrying 30 students, including Charles Perking, has to be escorted from More after a demonstration against discrimination at the town's swimming pool.
  • Prime Minister Menses

    April 29 Canberra: Prime Minister Menses commits Australian troops to fight in Vietnam. Video Clip.
  • Students protest over Springbok tour

    June 11 Melbourne: Students protest over Springbok tour - the all white Springbok Rugby Union team arrive to a hostile reception.
  • Australia is at war with Vietnam.

    June 30 London: Prime Minister Menses declares that Australia is at war with Vietnam.
  • White Australia

    August 02 The ALP deletes "White Australia" from its immigration policy.
  • The Sydney Symphony

    September 07 Tokyo: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs to sell out audience.
  • Australia's first woman judge

    September 23 Roam Mitchell is Australia's first woman judge, after her appointment to the South
    Australian Supreme Court Bench.
  • The Australian ballet Company

    October 01 London: The Australian ballet Company takes 49 curtain calls after its overseas debut.
  • Lake Burley Griffin official opened

    October 10 Canberra: Lake Burley Griffin official opened.