|James Scullin||22 Oct 1929||
9th Prime Minister
James Scullin was sworn in as Prime Minister after the election of Australia’s third Labor government.
|James Scullin||24 Oct 1929||
Wall Street collapse
The fall of the New York Stock Exchange had an impact throughout the world. Investment loans were called in and financial firms across the globe collapsed.
|James Scullin||01 Jan 1930||
Ticket to fly
Pioneer aviators Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm began the first air service between Sydney and Brisbane.
|James Scullin||01 Dec 1930||
New High Court justices
The Labor government filled two vacancies on the High Court. Thirty-six-year-old Herbert Vere Evatt became the youngest Justice of the High Court. Edward Aloysius McTiernan went on to become the oldest. Justice McTiernan served the longest term on the High Court, retiring in September 1976 at the age of 84.
|James Scullin||22 Jan 1931||
9th Governor-General an Australian
Sir Isaac Isaacs became the first Australian-born Governor-General. He served until 23 January 1936.
|James Scullin||19 Apr 1931||
United Australia Party
Joseph Lyons formed the United Australia Party. It was a merger of the Nationalist Party and other groups, after Lyons left the Labor Party.
|James Scullin||19 Dec 1931||
13th federal election
House of Representatives and 18 Senate seats