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.