Sir Robert Menzies

Posted in 1929

  • Becomes Victoria's youngest King's Counsel.
  • Wins the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Nunawading with ease.

A group of young activists, organised by T S Nettlefold, R G Menzies and W S Kent-Hughes, form the Young Nationals Organisation to assist non-Labor candidates in the 1929 federal election.
The Macquarie Book of Events, 1983 p 316.

Australian Events

Posted in 1929

  • Australians endure the Depression Scullin Government, October 22: (see Australian Prime Ministers) Stanley Bruce becomes the only prime minister to lose his seat at an election.
  • Victorian Supreme Court judge Owen Dixon KC is appointed to the High Court.
  • First train from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
  • The Southern Cross aeroplaneThe Great Economic Depression begins - it brings years of hardship for average Australians.
  • Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew of the Southern Cross set a record for flying between England and Australia of less than 13 days.

World Events

Posted in 1929

  • Stock Exchange, New YorkWall Street stock market crash. World economic depression begins.
  • First in-flight movie is shown on a flight from St Paul to Chicago.
  • Theory that our universe started with a gigantic explosion thousands of millions of years ago, and has been expanding ever since, was borne out by observations with the world's biggest telescopes.