1959 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1959 in Australia.

1959 in Australia
MonarchyElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralWilliam Slim
Prime ministerRobert Menzies
Population10,056,479
ElectionsSA, WA, NSW, TAS

1959
in
Australia

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

Incumbents

State Premiers

State Governors

Events

Arts and literature

Film

On the Beach starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner was shot around Melbourne. The film was based on the novel by Nevil Shute.

Television

Six O'Clock Rock screened on the Australian Broadcasting Commission's channel. It was compered by Johnny O'Keefe and was the ABC's response to Bandstand on Channel Nine.

Adelaide's first television station, NWS-9, begins broadcasting on 5 September

Sport

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. Billy Graham's Australian Crusades 1959, Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College 2009
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2005. Retrieved 2005-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2005. Retrieved 2005-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 December 2005. Retrieved 2005-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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