Chronology 1931-1940

Chronology

1931-1940

Many extra ordinary things have happened
since the colony of South Australia became a State on 1 January 1901.
This section will try to highlight some of them.

1931
RSL branch formed at Farina.
South Australian population 577,079.
Mining production at an all time low. Only 22 tons of copper and 293,000 tons of iron ore.
1932
Liberal and Country League formed. (Liberal Party)
Work started on Mount Bold reservoir.
Larry Wells (72) left Marree with Roland Borlace Poyntz (73) for the Endeavour Expedition.
The UAM had missionaries at Ooldea, Finness Springs, Oodnadatta, Swan Reach and Quorn.
1933
Dunesk Mission at Beltana became part of the AIM.
1934
Roma Mitchell admitted to practice law as a barrister and solicitor.
Donald Bradman moved to South Australia.
1935
The Nomenclature Act of 1935 restored the former German names of a few towns, which names had been changed in 1917.
Christophor Bowden, aged 5 years died on 4 February at Innamincka.
1936
Foundation stone laid for Parliament House.
Tom Kruse employed by Harry Ding on the Marree to Birdsville mailrun.
Cordillo Downs restocked with sheep from Murnpeowie.
1937
Dr Leonard Lindon appointed first neurosurgeon in Adelaide.
South Australian Housing Trust established.
13 April first set of traffic lights operating in Adelaide.
1938
Smelters at Yudanamutana demolished.
Daisy Bates wrote The Passing of the Aborigines.
C.J. Dennis died
Mount Bold reservoir completed.
1939
Record high temperature of 47.6 degrees recorded in Adelaide on 12 January.
New Parliament House opened.
Cecil Madigan successfully crosses the Simpson dessert.
Bebe Mariam, wife of Gool Mahomet died on 16 January at Farina.
1940
Morgan - Whyalla pipeline construction started.
Leigh Creek coal tested at Osborn Power Station.
Goolwa Barrage completed.
Finness Springs school opened.

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