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1880s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1880s

1880: Ned Kelly’s last stand at Glenrowan, Victoria
1880: The Bulletin established
1885: BHP begins mining silver, lead and zinc at Broken Hill in New South Wales
1885: Victorian Employers’ Union formed
1887: Chaffey Brothers introduce irrigation on Murray River
1889: 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition
1889: Henry Parkes gives his Tenterfield Oration