The District's history covering the period 1962 - 1993 was documented and produced by PDG John Moon.
It comprises 471 pages in hard copy.

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Rotary in Australia

In February 1921 the Board of the International Association of Rotary Clubs authorised the establishment of Rotary clubs in Australia and New Zealand.

Melbourne became the first club in Australia to be chartered and Sydney soon followed. Brisbane and Adelaide were formed in 1923, Hobart a year later and Perth in 1926.

Meanwhile, Rotary was being extended to provincial cities and large towns and by 1928 there were 17 clubs in Australia.

For the purposes of administration, Rotary clubs throughout the world are allocated into districts.

A Rotary district covers a number of clubs within a defined geographical area.

Australia became District 65 in 1928.

By the 75th anniversary of Rotary’s arrival in Australia, there were 23 districts with 1,178 clubs and some 42,000 members.

Sourced from
Rotary Global History Fellowship and originally from District 9800's website.  The content was prepared by District 9800 and not verified by either Rotary Global History or District 9685.

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