Moments in History this month for Australia
March 4, 2007 12:47pm CST
Hi Friends and Members I thought that this maybe of interest to you to learn something about my country. March 1, 1975 Television is broadcast in colour for the first time in Australia. March 2, 1996 The Coalition is elected and John Howard becomes Prime Minister of Australia. March 3, 1911 The city of Palmerston in the Northern Territory is renamed Darwin in honour of Charles Darwin. March 8, 1828 Australia's first postman was appointed in Sydney, a private servant of George Panton, the Sydney Postmaster. March 15, 1877 Cricketers representing England and Australia played the first Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. March 18, 1985 The TV show Neighbours premieres on the Seven Network. Six months later it is axed, but Network Ten picks it up and the show becomes part of legend. March 19, 1932 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened to traffic. March 25, 1936 Tasmania is connected to mainland Australia by telephone for the first time. March 26, 1984 The $100 note was put into circulation. Sir Douglas Mawson and John Tebbutt were illustrated on the note. March 29, 1901 The first federal election of the Commonwealth of Australia elected members and senators to the first Parliament.