The Australian almanac for ... : containing a vast amount of useful information for everybody

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N 919.4 AUS
Created/Published
Melbourne : A.H. Massina & Co., 1931-
Issue
(1940)
Images
98
Notes
Some loss of text due to binding.
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Contents

The AUSTRALIAN ALMANAC for 1940 1
CONTENTS: 1
Advertising 2
The Australian ALMANAC FOR 1940 3
GENERAL CONTENTS: 3
The Australian ALMANAC FOR 1940 (Leap Year) EXPLANATION OF THE CALENDAR 4
AUSTRALIAN SEASONS, EASTERN STATES, 1940. 4
HISTORY OF THE CALENDAR 5
TIME IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AT THE INSTANT OF NOON, MELBOURNE. 5
DURATION OF TWILIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE AND AFTER SUNSET AT MELBOURNE. 6
SUNRISE AND SUNSET FOR OTHER CAPITAL CITIES IN AUSTRALIA. 6
ECLIPSES FOR THE YEAR 1940. 6
CHRONOLOGICAL NOTES FOR 1940. 6
JANUARY, 1940 7
FEBRUARY, 1940 8
MARCH, 1940 9
APRIL, 1940 10
MAY, 1940 11
JUNE, 1940 12
JULY, 1940 13
AUGUST, 1940 14
SEPTEMBER, 1940 15
OCTOBER, 1940 16
NOVEMBER, 1940 17
DECEMBER, 1940 18
Fixed and Movable Festivals, 1940 19
DATES OF EASTER SUNDAY. 19
JEWISH CALENDAR, 1940. 19
JEWISH NEW YEAR. 19
DAY OF ATONEMENT. 19
JEWISH PASSOVER. 19
PERPETUAL CALENDAR 20
MOTOR LIGHTING-UP TIMES. 20
ENTRY OF SUN AND MOON INTO SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC IN 1940. 21
MEAN ANNUAL RAINFALL (IN POINTS) IN VICTORIA, FROM 1926 TO 1938. 22
THE TIDES. 22
The World We Live In 22 , 23 , 24
PRINCIPAL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. 24
The Royal Family 25
ENGLISH RULERS SINCE THE NORMAN CONQUEST. 25
PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. 25
METHOD OF ELECTING THE PRESIDENT. 26
In the Public Eye WORLD PERSONALITIES, 1939-40. 26 , 27
THE COMMONWEALTH THE AREA OF AUSTRALIA. 28
THE CAPITAL CITIES. 28
GOVERNORS-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH SINCE ITS INCEPTION. 28
COMMONWEALTH MINISTRIES SINCE FEDERATION. 28
POPULATION OF AUSTRALIA. 29
COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENT. 29 , 30
ELECTING THE SENATE. 30 , 31
COMMONWEALTH COURT OF CONCILIATION & ARBITRATION. 31
REPRESENTATIVES OF AUSTRALIA IN LONDON. 31
PRINCIPAL COMMONWEALTH OFFICIALS. 31 , 32 , 33
State Ministries 34
DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND. 35
Government of Victoria THE MINISTRY. 35
THIRTY-THIRD PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA. 35 , 36
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 36 , 37
Victorian Government Departments 38 , 39 , 40 , 41
Stamp Duties 41 , 42 , 43
Railway Information 44
STAMPED PARCELS (PREPAID) RATES. 44
PRINCIPAL VICTORIAN PASSENGER TRAINS. 45
Victorian Public Holidays, 1940 45
TABLE OF THE PULSE. 45
Postal Information 46 , 47
WEIGHT OF A CUBIC FOOT. 47
Australian Air Mail Services 48 , 49 , 50
Aerial Mails OVERSEAS AIR MAIL SERVICES. 51 , 52
Beam Wireless Rates 52
Consular Representatives 53
PERIOD OF GESTATION OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND OF INCUBATION OF POULTRY. 53
Obituary, 1939 54 , 55
The Year—A Retrospect 56 , 57 , 58
Close Seasons for Game, Etc. LIST OF GAME AND NATIVE GAME PROTECTED IN VICTORIA 59
SANCTUARIES FOR NATIVE GAME. 60
BAG LIMIT FOR NATIVE GAME. 60
CLOSE SEASONS FOR FISH. 60
BAG LIMITS FOR FISH. 60
MINIMUM LENGTHS OF FISH. 60
ROMAN AND ARABIC NUMERALS. 60
The Public Schools’ Boat Race “HEAD OF THE RIVER,” 1868-1939. 61
CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA, 1938-1939. 62
AUSTRALIAN FIRST-CLASS AVERAGES, 1938-1939. 62 , 63
AUSTRALIA V. ENGLAND. 63
LONGEST PARTNERSHIPS FOR EACH WICKET. 63
TEST MATCH CENTURY MAKERS. 64 , 65
AUSTRALIA V. SOUTH AFRICA. 65
AUSTRALIA V. WEST INDIES. 65
GREAT AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS OF THE PAST. 66
SOME CRICKET RECORDS 66
CRICKET IN ENGLAND, 1939. ENGLISH AVERAGES—ALL FIRST-CLASS MATCHES. 67
TOUR OF THE WEST INDIES. 67
VICTORIAN COUNTRY WEEK. 67
Swimming 68
Bowls in Victoria, 1938-39 69 , 70
FOOTRUNNING—STAWELL GIFT, 1939. 70
Cycling MAJOR AUSTRALIAN ROAD RACES. 71
CYCLING RECORDS. 71 , 72
Records by Tom Morris 73
Amateur Athletics WINNERS OF VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1939. 73
WORLD RECORDS. 74
RECORDS BY WOMEN 74
MEASURE OF FLUIDS, SUCH AS MEDICINES, ETC. 74
AUSTRALIAN RECORD HOLDERS. 75
VICTORIAN RECORD HOLDERS. 75
Golf SOME HISTORICAL NOTES. 76
THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. 76
WINNERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE THE WAR. 77
OTHER AUSTRALIAN TITLES. 77
AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR FOURSOMES. 77
BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. 77
BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP. 77
THE AMERICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP—WINNERS SINCE 1894. 77
Tennis TENNIS IN AUSTRALIA, 1938-39. 78
ALL-ENGLAND TOURNAMENT, WIMBLEDON, 1939. 78
THE DAVIS CUP, 1939. 79
Rifle Shooting. THE KING’S PRIZE, 1939. 79
Football VICTORIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE. 80
THE LEAGUE IN 1939. 80 , 81
VICTORIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. 81
THE ASSOCIATION IN 1939. 81
MISCELLANEOUS FOOTBALL RECORDS. 82
CHAMPION BOXERS 82
SPORTING ODDITIES. 83
Racing THE MELBOURNE CUP (2 miles). 84
CAULFIELD CUP (1½ miles). 84
Leading Victorian Trainers and Jockeys. 85
Results of Important Races, Year Ending Nov. 11, 1939. 85 , 86
HOUSEHOLD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 86
Miscellaneous World Records 87
Handy Hints for the Home. 88 , 89 , 90
Radio COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING STATIONS. 91 , 92
The Victoria Cross 92
Victorian Wages Tax 92
The Garden-Month by Month 93 , 94
CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS. 95 , 96
AN ORCHARD SPRAYING TABLE. 97
CIRCULAR WELL AND TANK MEASUREMENTS. 97
INDEX TO CONTENTS of 1940 EDITION 98

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