What major events happened in 1960 in Australia?
- 7 March – Arthur Calwell becomes leader of the Australian Labor Party.
- 23 May – Tsunami that affects all of Australia, losing lives.
- 10 June – A TAA Fokker Friendship, Abel Tasman, crashes at Mackay, Queensland, killing 29 persons.
How do I find old newspaper headlines?
There are three major web searchable archives in the U.S.:
- Google’s Historical Newspapers: news.google.com/newspapers.
- Newspapers.com (newspapers.com)
- Newsbank’s Newspaper Archive (newspaperarchive.com)
Where can I find old newspaper articles in Australia?
The Print and microfilm newspapers can be accessed in our reading room. Some Australian and overseas newspapers are available online to registered users through databases that the Library subscribes to. Trove provides freely available access to our digitised historic Australian newspapers.
Who was famous in the 60s in Australia?
Australia in the 1960s This was the era of extraordinary popularity for the US singing star Elvis Presley and the British band the Beatles, which toured Australia in 1964.
What was life like in Australia in the 1960’s?
Home life of the 1960s was very family-oriented. The father of the family was the main breadwinner or job holder. He usually worked a 9:00am to 5:00pm job. The 1960’s were a time of increasing economic affluence.
What was happening in Australia in the late 1960s?
The 1960s was one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history – including in Australia. It saw the birth of the civil rights movement, greater moves towards equality for women in the workplace and the beginnings of legal recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
How can I read Australian newspapers for free?
Direct access to digitised Australian newspapers is available through Digitised newspapers on Trove. This is a free online service that enables full text searching of newspaper articles.
Who was the most popular band in the 60’s?
The Beatles (Ringo, George, John and Paul, from left) led the British Invasion in the ’60s to become the most influential rock group of the ’60s. Many would argue, of all time. The “King of Rock and Roll,” Elvis Presley was already a music god by the time the 1960s rolled around.
What were the 1960s famous for?
The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, political assassinations and the emerging “generation gap.”
What was the most important event in Australia in 1960?
The following lists events that happened during 1960 in Australia . 7 March – Arthur Calwell becomes leader of the Australian Labor Party. 23 May – Tsunami that affects all of Australia, losing lives. 10 June – A TAA Fokker Friendship, Abel Tasman, crashes at Mackay, Queensland, killing 29 persons.
What was the biggest news story in 1960?
World Events 1 American U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, shot down over Russia (May 1). 2 Khrushchev kills Paris summit conference because of U-2 (May 16). 3 Communist China and Soviet Union split in conflict over Communist ideology. 4 Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Zaire (Belgian Congo) gain independence.
Who was the leader of the Australian Labor Party in 1960?
Events 1 7 March – Arthur Calwell becomes leader of the Australian Labor Party. 2 23 May – Tsunami that affects all of Australia, losing lives. 3 10 June – A TAA Fokker Friendship, Abel Tasman, crashes at Mackay, Queensland, killing 29 persons.
When was the first newspaper published in Australia?
In copyright newspapers between 1955 and 1990 are available in print and microfilm. There are few indexes for this period so you will need a date and place in mind before you start your search. Early historical Australian newspapers between 1803 and 1955 are freely available online through the Trove database.