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Defining Moments in Australian History

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Quirky moments in Australian history

This is the lighter side of Defining Moments in Australian History, where we take a look at interesting moments in Australian sport and food. Why not suggest a moment of your own?

Defining moments in Australian sport

1932–33: A gentleman's agreement smashed
1932: Death of the legendary racehorse
1928: First Australian and New Zealand team
1956: Water polo match erupts in violence
1859: Homegrown game develops from cricket
1983: Australia ends America's longest winning streak
1896: English born Edwin Flack wins medals
1907: Players break away from Rugby Union
1907: Relaxed bathing laws lead to formation of first clubs

Defining moments in Australian food

1854: Australia’s first Chinese restaurant opens
1891: First commercially produced meat pies
Early 1900s: Lamington created
1923: First jar of Vegemite
1924: First Cherry Ripe produced
1927: First packet of Aeroplane Jelly
1951: First vintage of Penfolds Grange
1964: Tim Tams produced
1980: The Australian Women’s Weekly book published