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Tasmania
Tasmania - Notable Historical Events

Charles DarwinFeb 6, 1836

BradmanMar 2, 1936

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Tasmania - Historical Events
Date Event
1642-11-24

Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

1643-06-15

Able Tasman returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania

1804-10-09

Hobart Tasmania founded

1836-02-06

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

1836-02-17

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania

1842-08-21

The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.

1851-02-11

1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Vic, Launceston

1895-01-30

Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years

1896-01-27

Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory

1898-12-12

1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania

1902-12-10

Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

1930-12-25

Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500

1933-12-25

Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart

1933-12-30

Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton

1936-03-02

Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

1936-09-07

The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

1959-09-23

1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1967-02-01

Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives

1975-01-05

14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

1993-03-14

Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days

1994-10-13

Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)

1996-04-28

Martin Bryant shoots & kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania

1996-12-21

Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning

1997-05-01

Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.

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Tasmania - Birthdays
Date Event
1812-02-29

Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880, also on 29 February)

1891-01-04

Edward Brooker, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)

1909-04-12

Deny King, Southwest Tasmania: The Gliders

1909-06-20

Errol Flynn, Hobart Tasmania, actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood)

1914-04-10

Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)

1942-05-15

Doug Lowe, 35th Premier of Tasmania

1949-08-14

John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher

1957-02-10

Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)

1960-12-29

David Boon, cricketer (short backward square from Tasmania)

1973-10-08

Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973-10-20

Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

1974-12-19

Ricky Ponting, cricketer (prodigious Tasmania batsman, Australia 1995)

1975-10-31

Carla Boyd, Wynyard Tasmania, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96)

Tasmania - Deaths
Date Event
1659-10-10

Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56

1874-01-04

Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)

1880-02-29

Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February)

1887-01-17

William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)

1909-01-17

Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819

1936-01-02

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

1943-10-24

Tasmania Darden, A Man's Duty

1953-01-08

Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)

1991-05-12

Deny King, Southwest Tasmania: The Gliders

1995-06-10

Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies


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