Chronology 1941-1950

Chronology

1941-1950

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.

1941
South Australian population 606,366.
First blast furnace at Whyalla went into production.
1942
Compulsory voting introduced in South Australia.
First coal obtained from renewed attempts at Leigh Creek.
1943
First dragline started at Leigh Creek coalfield.
Colebrook Home moved to Eden Hills.
1944
Pipeline completed between Sliding Rock and Leigh Creek.
Morgan-Whyalla pipeline officially opened.
George Aiston died.
1945
Don Dunstan joined the Australian Labor Party.
1946
ETSA formed.
CWA branch formed at Leigh Creek.
Rare fossils discovered near Ediacara.
George Desmond Dunn became publican of the Lyndhurst Hotel.

1947
Tom Kruse starts out on his own.
First 'Displaced Persons' arrived from Europe.
1948
Forty Hour week introduced.
First 'Displaced Persons' arrived at Leigh Creek.
Full scale production of Holden car commenced.
Hospital at Farina closed.
1949
Dr Ruby Davy died on 12 July
Work started on South Para reservoir.
Work started on Mannum - Adelaide pipeline.
Water pipeline to Woomera rocket range completed.
1950
Marree added to the Royal Flying Doctor Circuit.
TAA made first flight to Leigh Creek.

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