1953 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1953 in Australia.

1953 in Australia
MonarchyElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralWilliam McKell, then William Slim
Prime ministerRobert Menzies
Population8,815,362
ElectionsSenate, WA, NSW, SA, QLD

1953
in
Australia

Decades:
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
See also:

Incumbents

State Premiers

State Governors

Events

Science and technology

The first town to fluoridate the water supply in Australia was Beaconsfield, Tasmania.[1]

Arts and literature

Sport

Births

Deaths

  • 28 January – James Scullin, Prime Minister of Australia (born 1876)
  • 12 February – Hal Colebatch, Premier of Western Australia (born 1872)
  • 18 February – Denis Lutge, rugby footballer (born 1879)
  • 2 May – Trevor Oldham, Deputy Premier of Victoria (born 1900)
  • 22 May – Louis Lavater, composer (born 1867)
  • 2 December – Reginald Baker (69), athlete, sports promoter and film actor (born 1884)

Unknown date

See also

References

  1. Graham Aplin; S.G. Foster; Michael McKernan, eds. (1987). "Tasmania". Australians:Events and Places. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates. p. 366. ISBN 0-521-34073-X.
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