1894 in Australia

"See also:"
1893 in Australia,
other events of 1894,
1895 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Premier of New South Wales - George Dibbs (until August 2) then George Reid
*Premier of South Australia - Charles Kingston
*Premier of Queensland - Hugh Nelson
*Premier of Tasmania - Henry Dobson (until April 14) then Edward Braddon
*Premier of Western Australia - John Forrest
*Premier of Victoria - James Patterson (until September 27) then George Turner


* January - A cyclone hits the north west of Western Australia, killing approximately 50 persons
* June 28 - A Colonial Conference held in Ottawa, Canada, resolves to lay a telegraph cable between Canada and Australia.
* October 22 - Martha Needle is hanged in Melbourne Gaol for the poisoning of her husband, and three children, in an attempt to obtain money from insurance policies.
* November 10 - Jandamarra, an Indigenous Australian of the Bunuba people, leads one of the few armed insurrections against Europeans.
* December 18 - South Australia is the first colony to give women equal franchise with men.

* The Australian Workers Union is formed from the joining of the Amalgamated Shearers Union of Australia and the General Labourers Union

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Arts and literature

* The novel "Seven Little Australians" is published by Ethel Turner


* "Patron" wins the Melbourne Cup
* South Australia wins the Sheffield Shield


* April 13 – Arthur Fadden (d. 1973), Prime Minister of Australia
* April 30 – H.V. Evatt (d. 1965), politician
* August 25 – Nick Winter (d. 1955), Australian athlete
* December 20 – Robert Menzies (d. 1978), Prime Minister of Australia


* February 17 - John Alexander MacPherson (b. 1833), Premier of Victoria

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