Australian Events

Posted in 1914

  • WWI soldiers parade down Swanston Street, MelbourneAugust: Australia joins Britain in the war effort. Britain controls Australia's foreign relations and defence. By war's end, more than 320,000 Australians enlisted and served overseas of whom over 60,000 were killed.
  • Fisher Government, September 17.(see Australian Prime Ministers)
  • HMAS Sydney cripples the German raider Emden.
  • Armed forces capture the German colony of New Guinea.