Australian Events

Posted in 1912

  • Maternity allowance is introduced for Europeans. Aboriginal women are not considered citizens.
  • The Commonwealth Savings Bank opens.
  • American Walter Burley Griffin wins an international competition for the design of the national capital, Canberra.
  • Mina Wylie and Fanny Durack become the first women swimmers to represent Australia at an Olympic Games. Durack wins gold at the Stockholm Games and Wylie silver.