Chronology 1931-1940



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.

RSL branch formed at Farina.
South Australian population 577,079.
Mining production at an all time low. Only 22 tons of copper and 293,000 tons of iron ore.
Liberal and Country League formed. (Liberal Party)
Work started on Mount Bold reservoir.
Larry Wells (72) left Marree with Roland Borlace Poyntz (73) for the Endeavour Expedition.
The UAM had missionaries at Ooldea, Finness Springs, Oodnadatta, Swan Reach and Quorn.
Dunesk Mission at Beltana became part of the AIM.
Roma Mitchell admitted to practice law as a barrister and solicitor.
Donald Bradman moved to South Australia.
The Nomenclature Act of 1935 restored the former German names of a few towns, which names had been changed in 1917.
Christophor Bowden, aged 5 years died on 4 February at Innamincka.
Foundation stone laid for Parliament House.
Tom Kruse employed by Harry Ding on the Marree to Birdsville mailrun.
Cordillo Downs restocked with sheep from Murnpeowie.
Dr Leonard Lindon appointed first neurosurgeon in Adelaide.
South Australian Housing Trust established.
13 April first set of traffic lights operating in Adelaide.
Smelters at Yudanamutana demolished.
Daisy Bates wrote The Passing of the Aborigines.
C.J. Dennis died
Mount Bold reservoir completed.
Record high temperature of 47.6 degrees recorded in Adelaide on 12 January.
New Parliament House opened.
Cecil Madigan successfully crosses the Simpson dessert.
Bebe Mariam, wife of Gool Mahomet died on 16 January at Farina.
Morgan - Whyalla pipeline construction started.
Leigh Creek coal tested at Osborn Power Station.
Goolwa Barrage completed.
Finness Springs school opened.


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