Australian Events

Posted in 1937

  • Sister Elizabeth KennySerious epidemic of infantile paralysis (polio). Sister Elizabeth Kenny's new method for treating poliomyelitis did not gain acceptance by the medical profession until late in 1941.
  • With the outbreak of Japan's war against China, Australia's Prime Minister Lyons proposes a Pacific Pact of non-aggression.
  • The Imperial Airways flying boat Centaurus touches down in Sydney, the forerunner of a thrice-weekly service to England.
  • Test match between England and Australia, Melbourne Cricket GroundSir Hubert Opperman cycles across Australia.
  • Radio series Dad and Dave begins.