The following lists events that happened during 1966 in Australia.

1966 in Australia
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralLord Casey
Prime ministerSir Robert Menzies, then Harold Holt
Australian of the YearJack Brabham
ElectionsQLD, Federal


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Lord Casey

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Science and technology Edit

  • Sydney industrial designer Harry Widmer wins the prestigious F.H. Edwards Laurel Award for his design for the Kriesler Mini 41–47 portable radio. The 41-47's innovative polypropylene plastic casing is the first use of this material anywhere in the world in consumer electronics
  • Australia's first satellite communications earth station opens at Carnarvon in WA

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References Edit

  1. ^ B. K. De Garis (2000). John Ritchie (ed.). Paltridge, Sir Shane Dunne (1910–1966). Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 15. Melbourne University Press. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. ^ Adamson, May Mabel (1891–1966) headmistress