There’s always new stuff being added to this timeline – but you need to look for it in the relevant decade. Some of the latest entries are:
1966: Russian poet, Yevtushenko, orders Aussie champagne in Paris
1950
: Betty King debuts as a ‘leading home economist’
1840: Chinese labourers arrive in Adelaide to work on farms
1897
: Melba toast invented by Escoffier in London for Dame Nellie Melba
1844: Penfolds wine company founded at Magill
1860: First of the Land Acts encourages small farmers to select land
1907: Australian Dried Fruits Association formed in Mildura
1979: First Ali Baba kebab restaurant opens in Canberra

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