Australian Events

Posted in 1926

  • Eric Scott begins his police career after volunteering for service during the 1923 police strike in MelbourneOctober 11: Cabinet holds its first meeting in Parliament House Canberra, before the official opening on 9 May, 1927.
  • J McCallum Smith (MLA in WA) begins a secessionist campaign for Western Australia to withdraw from the Commonwealth.
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is established. In 1949 it will become the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
  • Invention of the pedal wireless by Alfred Traeger, a young inventor from Adelaide, was about to revolutionize life in outback Australia.



Operating the new pedal wireless