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1870s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1870s

1872: Completion of the Overland Telegraph from Darwin to Port Augusta, South Australia
1872: Free, compulsory and secular education introduced in Victoria
1879: Australia’s first national park created – (now Royal) National Park, Sydney