Australian Events

Posted in 1952

  • Billy Hughes Billy Hughes dies after 58 years continuous service in state and federal parliaments. He had been Prime Minister during and immediately after World War I.
  • King George VI dies on 6 February.
  • Discovery of high grade uranium ore.
  • Government announces the two airlines policy.
  • The Melbourne Argus is the first newspaper in the world to publish colour pictures.
  • Ian Craig, at 17, becomes the youngest cricketer to play for Australia.