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Part of Australia's charm is its history. It also makes for some great places to visit! So take a journery down Australia's timeline & see what you can discover, or even learn.

2005

27 December

Media mogul Kerry Packer dies. Claimed to be richest man in Australia.

2005

13 December

Bradley Murdoch is sentenced to life for the 2001 murder of British tourist Peter Falconio

2005

06 December

New anti-terrorism bill passed in response to London bombings in July. Generated heated debated among community.

2005

02 December

Nguyen, convicted Australian heroin smuggler,executed in Singapore. The first since McAuliffe in Malaysia in 1993.

2005

01 November

Makybe Diva breaks records by winning 3rd consecutive Melbourne Cups

2005

03 October

Dr Barry Marshall & Dr Robbin Warner won the Nobel Prize for Medicine, proving that a bacteria not stress caused stomach ulcers & gastritis.

2005

02 October

Suicide bombers once again targeted tourists in Bali, with another bomb attack.

2005

02 September

Victorian Coroner hands down finding that Prime Minister Harold Holt's life was claimed by wild surf at Cheviot Beach in 1967

2005

22 July

Premier Bob Carr announces his retirement after 10yrs of service

2005

18 June

Labor returned in the Northern Territory, led by Chief Minister Clare Martin

2005

27 May

Schapelle Corby sentenced to 20yr jail term in Bali for possession of over 4kg of marijuana.

2005

17 May

Kylie Minogue cancels Australian Showgirl tour due to breast cancer diagnosis

2005

18 April

The Bali Nine are arrested in Bali for allegedly smuggling 11kg of heroine into Sydney

2005

16 March

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commissions is officially abolished by Federal legislation

2005

28 February

Cate Blanchett wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Aviator

2005

26 February

WA Labor Government of Dr Geoff Gallop is returned with a solid majority

2005

25 January

Plastic surgeon and burns specialist Dr Fiona Wood named Australian of the Year

1989

28 December

Australia's most devastating earthquake hit Newcastle, New South Wales at 10:27am.

1985

28 May

The last train to use the Bunbury railway station departed.

1979

04 January

Highest rainfall in Australia over 24hrs, recorded at Bellenden Ker, Queensland - 1140mm (45").

 

 

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