1907 trivia

March 5, 2007

Here are a few things that happened in 1907…

* Inspector-General of the Insane condemned the practice of charging attempted suicides with a crime

* A campaign was launched to lure British to Australia

* Cooktown devastated by a cyclone

* Carlton and United Breweries was formed

* Broken Hill was proclaimed a city

* Peters began manufacturing ice-cream in Sydney

* Murwillumbah was almost wiped out by fire

* The Northern Territory joined the Commonwealth

* Courts laid down the principle of a minimum wage for male workers


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