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Western Australia
Western Australia - Notable Historical Events

BradmanMar 15, 1948

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Western Australia - Historical Events
Date Event
1829-04-25

Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1834-10-28

The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1907-03-16

1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia

1948-03-15

Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

1964-10-26

Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.

1983-03-05

NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield

1985-08-20

Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle

1993-02-16

Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.

2008-08-06

Access 31 TV stops broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.

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Western Australia - Birthdays
Date Event
1980-03-31

Jenny Smith, Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Western Australia - Deaths
Date Event
1936-01-02

Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)

1943-01-03

Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)

1951-01-02

Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)


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