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Australia's Salvation Army produces an ambitious presentation of film and slides in Soldiers of the Cross       
Six separate Australian colonies combine to form the independent Commonwealth of Australia      
Australia passes an Immigration Restriction Act to underpin the White Australia policy      
The Story of the Kelly Gang, produced in Australia, is the first feature-length film, with a running time of nearly an hour       
New Zealand becomes independent as a self-governing dominion       
Parliament in Australia chooses Canberra as the site of the nation's new capital      
In a German Pension is New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield's first collection of stories       
A young American architect, Walter B. Griffin, wins the competition to design Canberra       
Australian author C.J. Dennis creates the Sentimental Bloke, featuring first in a book of poems and four years later in a film       
c. 1915
The inflationary pressures of world war force nations to abandon the established gold standard