Australian Events

Posted in 1955

"Menzies is a warmonger and a fascist", Frith, Melbourne Herald, 17.7.1955

  • The Petrov Royal Commission's report on Communism is tabled in Parliament in September.
  • Troops sent to Malaya to fight against Communist insurgence.
  • Australian Labor Party formally splits.
  • Charles Chauvel's film Jedda premiers in Darwin. It is the first film to feature Aboriginal actors in lead roles and it is the first Australian colour film.

Sir Robert and Dame Pattie at the opening of the Port Kembla Steelworks, 30 August