Australian Between the Wars Timeline

  • Music

    Jazz music is first played in Australia in Sydney
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    Australian Between the War Timeline

  • Australia mandate

    Australia gains official mandate over New Guinea through Treaty of Versailles.
  • Formation

    Official formation of the Australian Country Party.
  • America

    American products such as Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Life Savers become available in Australia
  • Parliament

    Commencement of construction of Parliament House in Canberra
  • Radio

    Sydney radio station 2FC begins broadcasting.
  • Voting

    Voting is made compulsory for federal elections
  • Importation

    Importation of electric refrigerators from the USA.
  • Theatres

    Australia has 1250 picture theatres; most films screened are from the USA.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression begins after a general period of recession
  • Telephone

    Australia and Britain are linked by radio telephone
  • Governor-General

    Sir Isaac Isaacs becomes the first Australian-born Governor-General.
  • Sack

    Sacking of Jack Lang, NSW Premier .
  • Bridge

    Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Cricket

    Donald Bradman and the Bodyline test Cricket series