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Defining Moments in Australian Food

Defining Moments in Australian History

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Quirky Moments in Australian History

This is the lighter side of the Defining Moments in Australian History project, which aims to stimulate public discussion about the events that have been of profound significance to the Australian people.

To mark our Sporting Moments panel, we've pulled together nine quirky moments in Aussie sport. Why not suggest a quirky moment of your own?

Defining moments in Australian food

1854: Australia’s first Chinese restaurant opens
1891: First commercially produced meat pies
Early 1900s: The 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: Arnott’s first produces Tim Tams
1980: The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book published