On September 30, 1958 the ANZAC Day Act 1958 received royal assent, making Anzac Day a national public holiday in Australia.
Elsewhere around the county in 1958, Qantas Airways introduces a round-the-world air service from Australia to London, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited Australia for the second time and the Cahill Expressway in Sydney opened, the first true freeway in Australia.
On April 3 a cyclone destroyed most of the town of Bowen in QLD, and construction of Australia's largest man-made lake, Lake Eucumbene on the Eucumbene River in the Snowy Mountains, was completed.
The population of Australia was 9,842,333, the last tram service ran in Perth, and cricketer, Geoff Marsh was born on the very last day of the year.
Flick through the gallery of events that happened a little closer to home, across the Great Lakes.
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