1984 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1984 in Australia.

1984 in Australia
MonarchyElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Ninian Stephen
Prime ministerBob Hawke
Population15,393,472
ElectionsNSW, Federal, Referendum

1984
in
Australia

Decades:
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
See also:

Incumbents

State and Territory Leaders

Governors and Administrators

Events

January

  • 17 January – Ian Sinclair is elected leader of the National Party of Australia following Doug Anthony's retirement.
  • 26 January – Aboriginal leader Lowitja (Lois) O'Donoghue becomes Australian of the Year.
  • 27 to 30 January – The final Narara Music Festival at Central Coast, New South Wales features INXS, Simple Minds, Pretenders, Talking Heads, Eurythmics and Def Leppard.
  • 1 to 31 January – This is the wettest area-averaged month since at least 1900 over New South Wales, with an average of 183.61 millimetres or 7.23 inches.[1]

February

March

  • 6 March – A bomb blast wrecks the home of Judge Richard Gee in the Sydney suburb of Belrose.[3]
  • 24 March – Wran Government re-elected in NSW for a 4th term.
  • 26 March – The $100 note is introduced.

April

May

July

August

  • August – Brenda Hodge becomes the last person to be sentenced to death by Western Australia, and in the country as a whole, before the complete abolition of capital punishment. Her sentence is later commuted to life imprisonment.
  • 1 August – Australian banks are deregulated.
  • 7 August – Margaret, 35, and Seana Tapp, 9 are attacked and murdered by an unknown man in their suburban Melbourne home. Seana is also sexually assaulted.
  • 21 August – The Federal budget is televised for the first time.

September

November

  • 1 November – National Film and Sound Archive (Screensound Australia) opens in Canberra.
  • 6 November – In a crime that shocks the city, Melbourne schoolgirl Kylie Maybury is kidnapped, raped and murdered after being sent on an errand to buy a bag of sugar.
  • 26 November –
    • Former NSW Corrective Services Minister Rex Jackson appears in Court on conspiracy charges for the early release of prisoners.
    • A good performance by Andrew Peacock in the leaders' televised debate boosts his poll ratings.

2 December

Arts and literature

Film

Television

Sport

VFL

Rugby League

Other

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. Sorted rainfall over New South Wales for all months
  2. Miller, Julie. "Rocketman: Elton John's Forgotten 1984 Wedding to Renate Blauel". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. Coulthart, Ross (7 July 2013). "Investigation exposes the dad accused of an unsolved crime spree that killed four people". The Sunday Telegraph. Australia. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  4. Sheedy, Chris; Jenny Bond (2006). 100 Great Icons. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-1-74166-501-7. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
  5. "Trudy MCINTOSH - Olympic Gymnastics Artistic | Australia". International Olympic Committee. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  6. "Marshall, Alan".
  7. Murphy, Denis Joseph (1936–1984) Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
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