Chronology 1901-1910



Many extra ordinary things have happened
since the colony of South Australia became a state on 1 January 1901.
This section will try to highlight some of them.

Iron Knob and Whyalla connected by rail.
Lake Callabonna declared South Australia's first fossil reserve.
George Aiston joined SA Police Force.
William Creek school opened.
The Duke and Duchess of York visited Adelaide.
Sir Mark Oliphant born.
Queen Victoria Maternity Home opened.
Breaker Morant and Peter Hancock executed on 27 February.
Muloorina Station abandoned, taken up by Govt. as a camel depot.
Charles Rasp died.
Barossa reservoir completed.
First crematorium in Australia opened at West Terrace.
Biskin Singh first to be creamated on 4 May 1903.
Police station opened at Mungerannie.
RAA formed on 30 September
John Ross died at Adelaide Hospital
Bible Christians, Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists amalgamate and form the Methodist Church.
First community-run hotel in the British Empire established at Renmark.
School opened at Innamincka.
South Australia first State to make road laws for cars. They must carry a disc with name of owner and make of car.
Tom Price becomes first Labor Premier of South Australia.
Little Black Princess, by J.Gunn published
First Kindergarten in South Australia opened.
Mount Rose mining and Smelting Comp formed.
Jane Fry publican at Hammond Hotel.
John Rymill, farmer and polar explorer, born.
Bennett Treloar died 8 January, aged 59, cook at Wooltana
Military cadet system inaugurated.
One third of all hotels in Port Adelaide lost their liquor licence.
First driving licence issued in Adelaide, an Australian first, to Dr William Hargreaves.
First free Kindergarten established in Franklin Street to cater for poor and disadvantaged children.
Uranium discovered at Radium Hill by Arthur Smith.
John McTaggart died 25 September, age 80.
Innamincka received 1626 points of rain, Cooper reached Lake Eyre.
2350 men took out a miner's right.
Secondary School Education Bill passed.
William Garnet South appointed Protector of Aborigines
We of the Never Never published by Jeannie Gunn.
The Outer Harbor opened.
Jack Oakes took up Merty Merty station.
First secondary school, Adelaide High School opened.
RM Williams born on 24 May 1908.

Electric trams started in Adelaide.
Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse opened.
Robert Helpmann, (Sir) Actor and dancer, born.
Tom Price died.
Women's Non-Party Political Association formed.
Frederic C. Custance made Australia's first monoplane flight at Bolivar,
near Adelaide on 17 March lasting 5 minutes, 25 seconds.
Uranium discovered at Mount Painter.


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