Australian Events

Posted in 1896

  • "An unofficial 'People's Federal Convention' at Bathurst, New South Wales, discussed problems in devising an equitable method for distributing 'surplus' Commonwealth revenue once the states gave up their collection of customs duties." Papers relating to the Federation Campaign 1890-1901
    The Macquarie Book of Events, 1983 p 342.
  • A wages board system is established in Victoria.