1932 in Australia
Infobox Australian year
year = 1932
monarch = George V
population = 6,576,824
elections =NSW, VIC, QLD"See also:"
1931 in Australia,
other events of 1932,
1933 in Australiaand the Timeline of Australian history.
Premier of New South Wales– Jack Lang (until May 13) then Bertram Stevens
Premier of Queensland– Arthur Edward Moore(until June 17) then William Forgan Smith
Premier of South Australia– Lionel Hill
Premier of Tasmania– John McPhee
Premier of Victoria– Edmond Hogan(until May 19) then Stanley Argyle
Premier of Western Australia– James Mitchell
Governor of New South Wales– Sir Philip Game
Governor of Queensland– Sir John Goodwin (until April 7), then Sir Leslie Orme Wilson (from June 13)
Governor of South Australia– Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
Governor of Tasmania– "none appointed"
Governor of Victoria– "none appointed"
Governor of Western Australia– "none appointed"
March 19- Sydney Harbour Bridgeis opened
March 30- The "Grey Street Bridge", later renamed the William Jolly Bridge, is opened in Brisbane
April 5- Racehorse Phar Lapdies at ranch in San Francisco, CA
May 13- Premier of New South Wales, Jack Lang, is dismissed by the Governor, Sir Philip Game
July 1- The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) is established
November 23- The statue of "The Dog on the Tuckerbox" is unveiled at Gundagai, New South Walesby Prime Minister Joseph Lyons
cience & Technology
Arts and literature
Ernest Buckmasterwins the Archibald Prizewith his portrait of Sir William Irvine
* "Peter Pan" wins the
* New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
* Australia defeats South Africa 5-0 in the cricket test series, played in Australia
Bodylineis first introduced into cricket
* The Australian Olympic team wins 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at the
1932 Summer Olympicsheld in Los Angeles
March 20- Racehorse Phar Lap, in Tijuana, Mexico, wins the Agua Caliente Handicap; across Australia, thousands celebrate after the radio broadcast of the race.
April 5- Racehorse Phar Lapdies midday at ranch in San Francisco, CA, two weeks after winning at Agua Caliente racetrack(2 autopsies find nothing; however, trees had been sprayed with a lead- arsenate insecticide); it is April 6at 10:30 in Australia when news spreads.
March 1- George Chaffey(b.1848), irrigation pioneer
April 27- Sir Adrian Knox (b.1863), Chief Justice of the High Court
June 17- John Quick (b.1852), politician and author
June 23- Francis Kenna(b.1865), poet and politician
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