1889 in Australia
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The following lists events that happened during 1889 in Australia.
- Premier of New South Wales – Henry Parkes until 16 January, then George Dibbs 17 January-7 March, then Henry Parkes
- Premier of Queensland – Boyd Dunlop Morehead
- Premier of South Australia – Thomas Playford II until 27 June, then John Cockburn
- Premier of Tasmania – Philip Fysh
- Premier of Victoria – Duncan Gillies
- Governor of New South Wales – Lord Carrington
- Governor of Queensland – Henry Wylie Norman
- Governor of South Australia – Sir William Robinson until 5 March, then 9th Earl of Kintore
- Governor of Tasmania – Sir Robert Hamilton
- Governor of Victoria – Lord Loch
- Governor of Western Australia – Sir Frederick Broome
Arts and literature
- 17 August – The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition, featuring works by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Charles Conder, was opened in Melbourne.
- 21 December – The poem "Clancy of the Overflow", by Banjo Paterson, is first published in The Bulletin magazine.
- 5 October – Norwood defeat Port Adelaide by 2 goals to win the 1889 SAFA Grand Final, the first Grand Final in Australian rules football.
- November – Bravo wins the Melbourne Cup
- 18 April – Jessie Street, feminist and suffragette (died 1970)
- 20 April – Cuthbert Butler, politician (died 1950)
- 18 September – Doris Blackburn, politician (died 1970)
- 27 October – Fanny Durack, swimmer (died 1956)
- 9 February – Peter Lalor, Eureka Stockade leader (born 1827)
- 5 November – Peter Warburton, explorer (born 1813)
- Beresford, Quentin. "Fysh, Sir Philip Oakley (1835–1919)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "THE BOOKMAKERS AND THE MELBOURNE CUP". North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872–1938). 15 November 1889. p. 2. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- Radi, Heather. "Street, Lady Jessie Mary (1889–1970)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 9 February 2020.