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|08 Dec 1977||19th Governor-General|
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|09 Dec 1983||Floating the dollar|
|10 Dec 1919||First flight|
|11 Dec 1989||Timor Gap Treaty|
|11 Dec 1996||Telstra on sale|
|12 Dec 1906||1st referendum|
|12 Dec 1906||3rd federal election|
|13 Dec 1919||8th federal election|
|13 Dec 1919||Referendum|
|13 Dec 1946||Papua New Guinea|
|13 Dec 1956||ASIO Act|
|13 Dec 1975||30th federal election - House of Representatives and Senate seats (all 64 seats – double dissolution)|
|14 Dec 1995||Peace in Bosnia|
|16 Dec 1922||9th federal election|
|15 Dec 2010||Refugee tragedy|