WW1 Armistice Exhibition - Australia

From Armistice to Lausanne – Australia

  • Australia represented at Versailles by W.M. Hughes and Sir Joseph Cook
  • Key strike actions in 1919 include;
    Battle of the Barricades in Fremantle
    Broken Hill mines (May 1919 - Nov 1920)
    Seamen’s strike halting most shipping (May 1919 – Aug 1919)
  • Edith Cowan is elected as Western Australia Assembly member in Mar 1921.
  • In second Commonwealth census in 1921, the estimated population is 5,510,944, of whom only 70,403 are Aboriginal people.  
  • Australian War Memorial founded in Canberra in 1925, but not completed until 1941.
  • Ross and Keith Smith land in Darwin from England, carrying the first airmail between the 2 countries on 10th December 1919. Left England 12th November.
  • The 1920 trapping season in 1920 recorded 1 million koala bears killed and 5 million possums.
  • Commonwealth Prickly Pear Board established in 1920; 9.3 million hectares of land is covered with the pest. Eggs of caterpillars (Cactoblastis cactorum) are introduced in 1926.


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