William McCraeAge: 771853–1930
- William McCrae
- Given names
|Birth|| 14 February 1853 32 38|
Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
|Death of a sister|| 19 July 1853 (Age 5 months)|
Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
elder sister - Mareon McCrae
|Australian History|| 1853|
Note: Bendigo Petition and Red Ribbon Rebellion at Bendigo
|Australian History|| 1854 (Age 10 months)|
Note: The Eureka Stockade
|Birth of a sister|| 23 September 1855 (Age 2)|
Guelph Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada
younger sister - Jeanie McCrae
|Australian History|| 1855 (Age 22 months)|
Note: The transportation of convicts to Norfolk Island ceases.
Note: All men over 21 years of age obtain the right to vote in South Australia.
|Australian History|| 1856 (Age 2)|
Note: Van Diemen's Land name changed to Tasmania.
|Australian History|| 1857 (Age 3)|
Note: Victorian Committee reported that a 'federal union' would be in the interests of all the growing colonies. However, there was not enough interest in or enthusiasm for taking positive steps towards bringing the colonies together.
Note: Victorian men achieve the right to vote.
|Australian History|| 1858 (Age 4)|
Note: Sydney and Melbourne linked by electric telegraph.
Note: New South Wales men achieve the right to vote.
|Australian History|| 1859 (Age 5)|
Note: SS Admella wrecked off south-east coast of South Australia with the loss of 89 lives.
Note: Australian rules football codified, Melbourne Football Club founded
Note: Queensland separates from New South Wales with its western border at 141 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1860 (Age 6)|
Note: John McDouall Stuart reaches the centre of the continent. South Australian border changed from 132 degrees E to 129 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1861 (Age 7)|
Note: The ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition occurs.
Note: skiing in Australia introduced by Norwegians in the Snowy Mountains goldrush town of Kiandra
|Australian History|| 1862 (Age 8)|
Note: Stuart reaches Port Darwin, founding a settlement there. Queensland's western border is moved to 139 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1863 (Age 9)|
Note: South Australia takes control of the Northern Territory which was part of the colony of New South Wales.
|Australian History|| 1867 (Age 13)|
Note: Gold is discovered at Gympie, Queensland.
Note: Saint Mary MacKillop founds Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
|Australian History|| 1868 (Age 14)|
Note: The transportation of convicts to Western Australia ceases.
|Australian History|| 1869 (Age 15)|
Note: Children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are removed from their families by Australian and State government agencies.
|Australian History|| 1872 (Age 18)|
Note: Overland Telegraph Line linking Darwin and Adelaide opens.
|Australian History|| 1873 (Age 19)|
Note: Uluru is first sighted by Europeans, and named Ayers Rock.
|Death of a maternal grandmother|| 17 January 1874 (Age 20)|
Glenelg Township, Grey Co, Ontario, Canada
maternal grandmother - Jean Scott
|Australian History|| 1875 (Age 21)|
Note: SS Gothenburg strikes Old Reef off North Queensland and sinks with the loss of approximately 102 lives.
Note: Adelaide Steamship Company is formed.
|Australian History|| 1878 (Age 24)|
Note: First horse-drawn trams in Australia commenced operations in Adelaide.
|Australian History|| 1879 (Age 25)|
Note: The first congress of trade unions is held.
|Australian History|| 1880 (Age 26)|
Note: The bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged.
Note: Parliamentarians in Victoria become the first in Australia to be paid for their work.
|Australian History|| 1882 (Age 28)|
Note: First water-borne sewerage service in Australia commenced operations in Adelaide.
|Australian History|| 1883 (Age 29)|
Note: The opening of the Sydney-Melbourne railway
Note: Silver is discovered at Broken Hill
|Australian History|| 1887 (Age 33)|
Note: An Australian cricket team is established, defeating England in the first Ashes series. First direct Inter-colonial passenger trains begin running between Adelaide and Melbourne.
|Australian History|| 1889 (Age 35)|
Note: The completion of the railway network between Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Note: Sir Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration.
|Australian History|| 1890 (Age 36)|
Note: The Australian Federation Conference calls a constitutional convention.
|Australian History|| 1891 (Age 37)|
Note: A National Australasian Convention meets, agrees on adopting the name 'the Commonwealth of Australia' and drafting a constitution.
Note: The first attempt at a federal constitution is drafted.
Note: The Convention adopts the constitution, although it has no legal status
Note: A severe depression hits Australia
|Death of a father|| 21 February 1892 (Age 39)|
Janefield, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
father - Thomas McCrae
|Australian History|| 1892 (Age 38)|
Note: Gold is discovered at Coolgardie, Western Australia.
|Australian History|| 1893 (Age 39)|
Note: The Corowa Conference (the 'people's convention') calls on the colonial parliaments to pass enabling acts, allowing the election of delegates to a new constitutional convention aimed at drafting a proposal and putting it to a referendum in each colony.
|Australian History|| 1894 (Age 40)|
Note: South Australia becomes the first Australian colony, and the second place in the world, to grant women the right to vote, as well the first Parliament in the world to allow women to stand for office.
|Australian History|| 1895 (Age 41)|
Note: The premiers, except for those of Queensland and Western Australia, agree to implement the Corowa proposals.
Note: Waltzing Matilda is first sung in public, in Winton, Queensland
Note: Banjo Paterson publishes The Man from Snowy River
|Australian History|| 1896 (Age 42)|
Note: The Bathurst Conference (the second 'people's convention') meets to discuss the 1891 draft constitution
|Death of a mother|| 10 January 1897 (Age 43)|
Janefield, Guelph, Canada
mother - Jane Campbell
|Australian History|| 1897 (Age 43)|
Note: In two sessions, the Second National Australasian Convention meets (with representatives from all colonies except Queensland present). They agree to adopt a constitution based on the 1891 draft, and then revise and amend it later that year.
Note: Catherine Helen Spence became the first female political candidate for political office, standing for election as a representative for South Australia.
|Australian History|| 1898 (Age 44)|
Note: The Convention agrees on a final draft to be put to the people.
Note: After much public debate, the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian referendums are successful; the New South Wales referendum narrowly fails. Later New South Wales votes 'yes' in a second referendum, and Queensland and Western Australia also vote to join.
|Australian History|| 1899 (Age 45)|
Note: The decision is made to site the national capital in New South Wales, but not within 100 miles of Sydney.
Note: The Australian Labor Party holds office for a few days in Queensland, becoming the first trade union party to do so anywhere in the world.
Note: The first contingents from various Australian colonies are sent to South Africa to participate in the Second Boer War.
|Australian History|| 1900 (Age 46)|
Note: Several delegates visit London to resist proposed changes to the agreed-upon constitution.
Note: The constitution is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom as a schedule to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, and is given royal assent
|Australian History|| 1901 (Age 47)|
Note: (01 Jan) Australia becomes a federation on 1 January. Edmund Barton becomes Prime Minister; the 7th Earl of Hopetoun becomes Governor-General
Note: The first parliament met in Parliament House, Melbourne
Note: Immigration Restriction act was introduced- The White Australian Policy
Note: The Australian National Flag was flown for the first time
|Australian History|| 1902 (Age 48)|
Note: The Franchise Act guarantees women the right to vote in federal elections (by this stage, most states had already done this). However, it excludes most non-European ethnic groups, including Aboriginal people, unless already registered to vote on State roles.
Note: King Edward VII approved the design of the Australian flag.
Note: Breaker Morant is executed for having shot Boers who had surrendered
|Australian History|| 1903 (Age 49)|
Note: The High Court of Australia is established with Samuel Griffith as the first Chief Justice.
Note: The Defence Act gives the federal government full control over the Australian Army
Note: Alfred Deakin elected Prime Minister
|Australian History|| 1904 (Age 50)|
Note: A site at Dalgety, New South Wales chosen for the new national capital
Note: Chris Watson forms the first federal Labor (minority) government
|Australian History|| 1906 (Age 52)|
Note: Australia takes control of south-eastern New Guinea
|Australian History|| 1908 (Age 54)|
Note: Dorothea Mackellar publishes My Country
Note: The Dalgety proposal for the national capital is revoked, and Canberra is chosen instead
|Australian History|| 1909 (Age 55)|
Note: The first powered aeroplane flight in Australia is made.
|Death of a sister|| 25 November 1910 (Age 57)|
Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
elder sister - Margaret McCrae
|Australian History|| 1910 (Age 56)|
Note: Andrew Fisher forms the first federal majority Labor government.
|Australian History|| 1911 (Age 57)|
Note: The Royal Australian Navy is founded
Note: The Northern Territory comes under Commonwealth control, being split off from South Australia
Note: The first national census is conducted.
Note: Australian Capital Territory proclaimed.
|Australian History|| 1912 (Age 58)|
Note: Australia sends women to the Olympic Games for the first time
Note: Walter Burley Griffin wins a design competition for the new city of Canberra
|Australian History|| 1913 (Age 59)|
Note: Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth cross the Blue Mountains.
Note: Matthew Flinders refers to New South Wales by the name 'Australia'.
|Australian History|| 1913 (Age 59)|
Note: The foundation stone for the city of Canberra is put in place
|Australian History|| 1914 (Age 60)|
Note: Australian soldiers are sent to the First World War. This was first time Australians had fought under the Australian flag, as opposed to that of Britain's.
|Australian History|| 1915 (Age 61)|
Note: (25 APRIL)Australian soldiers land at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on 25 April.
Note: Jervis Bay Territory comprising 6,677 hectares surrendered and becomes part of the Australia Capital Territory.
Note: Surfing is first introduced to Australia
Note: Billy Hughes became Prime Minister
|Australian History|| 1916 (Age 62)|
Note: Hotels are forced to close at 6 p.m., leading to the beginning of the 'six o'clock swill'
Note: Australia suffers heavy casualties in the Western Front Battle of the Somme.
Note: The Returned Sailors� and Soldiers� Imperial League of Australia, the forerunner to the Returned and Services League of Australia is founded
Note: The Labor government under Billy Hughes splits over conscription. First referendum on conscription is rejected
|Australian History|| 1917 (Age 63)|
Note: Second referendum on conscription is rejected. Transcontinental railway linking Adelaide to Perth is completed.
Note: Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade launches last cavalry charge in modern warfare to capture Beersheba from the Ottoman Turks.
|Australian History|| 1918 (Age 64)|
Note: (08 AUG) Battle of Amiens
Note: Australian troops spearhead 8 August offensive against Hindenberg Line - the 'black day of the German Army'.
Note: On 12 August, Australian commander General Sir John Monash is knighted in the field of battle by King George V
Note: First World War ends - 60,000 Australians dead.
Note: The Darwin Rebellion takes place, with 1,000 demonstrators demanding the resignation of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, John A. Gilruth.
|Australian History|| 1919 (Age 65)|
Note: Prime Minister Billy Hughes signs Treaty of Versailles: the first signing of an international treaty by Australia. Australia obtains League of Nations mandate over German New Guinea.
|Australian History|| 1920 (Age 66)|
Note: The airline Qantas is founded
|Australian History|| 1921 (Age 67)|
Note: Edith Cowan becomes the first woman elected to an Australian parliament
|Australian History|| 1922 (Age 68)|
Note: The Smith Family charity is founded in Sydney
|Australian History|| 1923 (Age 69)|
Note: Vegemite is first produced
|Australian History|| 1926 (Age 72)|
Note: The first Miss Australia contest is held
|Australian History|| 1927 (Age 73)|
Note: The tenth parliament is formally opened in Canberra, finalising the move to the new capital
|Australian History|| 1928 (Age 74)|
Note: Bert Hinkler makes the first successful flight from Britain to Australia, and Charles Kingsford Smith makes the first flight from the United States to Australia. The Shrine of Remembrance is built.
|Australian History|| 1929 (Age 75)|
Note: Western Australia celebrates its centenary
Note: Labor returns to office under James Scullin. The Great Depression hits Australia.
|Australian History|| 1930 (Age 76)|
Note: Batsman Don Bradman scores a record 452 not out in one cricket innings
Note: Phar Lap wins his first Melbourne Cup
|Death|| 15 February 1930 (Age 77)|
Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
|Family with parents - View family|
Birth 29 October 1820 Duckieston, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Death 21 February 1892 (Age 71) Janefield, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Birth 25 December 1814 34 23 Maknight, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death 10 January 1897 (Age 82) Janefield, Guelph, Canada
Marriage: 15 March 1842 — Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
7 months#1 elder brother
Birth 29 October 1842 22 27 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Death 8 September 1844 (Age 22 months) Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
2 years#2 elder brother
David McCrae Col
Birth 21 January 1845 24 30 Laurieston, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Death 30 October 1930 (Age 85) Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2 years#3 elder sister
Birth 18 January 1847 26 32 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Death 25 November 1910 (Age 63) Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 years#4 elder sister
Birth 8 April 1849 28 34
Death 18 April 1849 (Age 10 days)
17 months#5 elder sister
Birth 21 September 1850 29 35 Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
Death 19 July 1853 (Age 2) Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
2 years#6 himself
Birth 14 February 1853 32 38 Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
Death 15 February 1930 (Age 77) Guelph Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada
3 years#7 younger sister
Birth 23 September 1855 34 40 Guelph Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada
Death 3 March 1935 (Age 79) Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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