Alan John GreggAge: 301947–1978
- Alan John Gregg
- Given names
- Alan John
|Birth|| 13 February 1947|
|Australian History|| 1948 (Age 10 months)|
Note: Minister for External Affairs, Dr. H.V. Evatt is elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Note: Australia becomes a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
|Australian History|| 1949 (Age 22 months)|
Note: Construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme begins
Note: All indigenous ex-servicemen and any Indigenous Australians who are eligible to vote in State Elections (NSW, VIC, SA and TAS) are given an unrestricted right to vote in Federal Elections.
Note: The Nationality and Citizenship Act is passed. Rather than being identified as subjects of Britain, the Act established Australian citizenship for people who met eligibility requirements.
Note: Menzies returns to power as leader of the new Liberal Party Menzies Government.
|Australian History|| 1950 (Age 2)|
Note: 1950-53 - Australian troops are sent to the Korean War to assist South Korea.
Note: Voters reject a referendum to change the Constitution to allow the Menzies Government to ban the Communist Party
|Australian History|| 1951 (Age 3)|
Note: Australia signs the ANZUS treaty with the United States and New Zealand
|Australian History|| 1952 (Age 4)|
Note: First nuclear test conducted in Australian territory by the United Kingdom off the coast of Western Australia.
|Australian History|| 1954 (Age 6)|
Note: Elizabeth II and Prince Philip make a royal visit; the Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects, leading to the Petrov Affair and another split in the Labor Party
|Australian History|| 1955 (Age 7)|
Note: Democratic Labor Party splits from Australian Labor Party over concerns of Communist influence in the labour movement
Note: Australia becomes involved in Malayan Insurgence
Note: Hotels in New South Wales no longer have to close at 6 p.m., ending the 'six o'clock swill'
|Australian History|| 1956 (Age 8)|
Note: Television in Australia is launched.
Note: Melbourne holds the Olympics
Note: performing artist Barry Humphries introduces Edna Everage to the Australian stage
|Australian History|| 1957 (Age 9)|
Note: The song 'Wild One' makes Johnny O'Keefe the first Australian rock'n'roller to reach the national charts.
Note: Slim Dusty's Australian country music hit Pub With No Beer becomes the first Australian song to attain international chart success.
|Australian History|| 1962 (Age 14)|
Note: Robert Menzies' Commonwealth Electoral Act provided that all Indigenous Australians should have the right to enrol and vote at federal elections, removing remaining restrictions applying in QLD, WA and NT.
Note: Malayan Insurgence ends
|Australian History|| 1964 (Age 16)|
Note: The Beatles tour Australia;
Note: 82 sailors die when HMAS Voyager sinks after being rammed by HMAS Melbourne;
Note: The editors of Oz magazine are charged with obscenity;
Note: PM Robert Menzies announces the reintroduction of compulsory military service for men aged from 18-25 years old;
Note: First troops sent to Vietnam War.
|Australian History|| 1965 (Age 17)|
Note: Indigenous Australians gain right to vote in state of Queensland
|Australian History|| 1966 (Age 18)|
Note: The ban on the employment of married women in the Commonwealth Public Service is lifted;
Note: Menzies retires as Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and is succeeded by Harold Holt.
|Australian History|| 14 February 1966 (Age 19)|
Note: Decimalisation; on 14 February the Australian currency is changed to dollars and cents, with the Australian Dollar replacing the Australian pound.
|Australian History|| 1967 (Age 19)|
Note: Large areas of Hobart and south-eastern Tasmania are devastated by bushfires on 7 February that kill 62 people;
Note: Prime Minister Holt drowns and is succeeded by John Gorton;
Note: The constitution is changed to allow Aboriginal Australians to be included in the population count and for the federal government to legislate for them; Sydney is rocked by a series of brutal underworld killings;
Note: Talkback radio is introduced;
Note: British comedian Tony Hancock commits suicide in Sydney;
Note: Gough Whitlam becomes leader of the Labor Party;
Note: Ronald Ryan becomes the last person legally executed in Australia.
|Australian History|| 1968 (Age 20)|
Note: Australia signs the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; Aboriginal boxing champion Lionel Rose defeats Masahiko 'Fighting' Harada in Japan to become the world bantamweight champion; Australia's first liver transplant operation is performed in Sydney;
|Australian History|| 1969 (Age 21)|
Note: French conceptual artist Christo 'wraps' Little Bay in Sydney;
Note: Renowned author-artists Norman Lindsay and May Gibbs die;
Note: The Australian production of the rock musical Hair premieres in Sydney;
Note: Top pop groups The Easybeats and The Twilights break up; Tim Burstall directs2000 Weeks, the first all-Australian feature released since Charles Chauvel's Jedda in 1958
|Australian History|| 1970 (Age 22)|
Note: More than 200,000 people participate in the largest demonstrations in Australian history, against the Vietnam War
|Australian History|| 1971 (Age 23)|
Note: Neville Bonner becomes the first Aborigine to become an Australian Member of Parliament;
Note: John Gorton resigns and is succeeded by William McMahon
Note: The 1971 Springbok tour sparks protest all throughout Australia. Premier of Queensland Joh Bjelke-Petersen declares a state of emergency in QLD in response to escalating protest.
Note: Daylight Saving is introduced to New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory.
|Australian History|| 1972 (Age 24)|
Note: The Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission rules that women doing the same job as men have the right to be paid the same wage.
Note: Aboriginal Tent Embassy erected in response to the Coalition government's approval of exploration licences and mining tenements on reserves
Note: The first Labor government since 1949 is elected under the leadership of Gough Whitlam
Note: Australia recognizes the People's Republic of China
Note: Queensland abandons Daylight Saving.
|Australian History|| 1973 (Age 25)|
Note: The Sydney Opera House is opened
Note: The White Australian Policy (established 1901) is officially dismantled
Note: Vietnam War ends
Note: The federal voting age is dropped from 21 to 18
Note: Unionists save the historic 'The Rocks' area of Sydney from demolition by introducing 'Green Bans'
Note: Patrick White becomes the first Australian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
|Australian History|| 1974 (Age 26)|
Note: Darwin is devastated by Cyclone Tracy
|Australian History|| 1975 (Age 27)|
Note: (November) A constitutional crisis occurs when Malcolm Fraser blocks supply, bringing the nation to a standstill until Governor-General John Kerr dismisses Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on the 11.11.75. Fraser wins elections and becomes Prime Minister
Note: The 'Privy Council (Appeals from the High Court) Act removes the right to appeal High Court decisions to the British Privy Council. Appeals to the Privy Council direct from State Supreme Courts remain until 1988.
Note: South Australia becomes the first state in Australia to legalise homosexuality between consenting adults in private.
Note: Whitlam government introduced the Aboriginal Land (NT) Bill into Parliament. The bill proposed land rights in the Northern Territory based on land claimed on grounds of need as well as traditional affiliation and traditional landowners maintaining control over mining and development.
|Australian History|| 1976 (Age 28)|
Note: The Australian Capital Territory legalises homosexuality between consenting adults in private.
|Australian History|| 1977 (Age 29)|
Note: Advance Australia Fair becomes Australia's official national anthem
Note: Granville rail disaster killed eighty-three people
|Australian History|| 1978 (on the date of death)|
Note: The First Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras kicks off in Sydney
|Death|| 1978 (Age 30)|
|Family with parents - View family|
Joyce Gwendoline Bell
Death 19 May 1981
Alan John Gregg
Birth 13 February 1947 Australia
Death 1978 (Age 30)
|Father’s family with June Brain - View family|
|Family with Patricia Anne County - View family|
Alan John Gregg
Birth 13 February 1947 Australia
Death 1978 (Age 30)
Patricia Anne County
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