14 October 1903–29 June 1980 (Age 76) Stansbury, South Australia, Australia
The Life of Henry Lancelot
When Henry Lancelot Martin was born on 14 October 1903, in Stansbury, South Australia, Australia, his father, Robert Henry Martin, was 43 and his mother, Ada Margaret Hillier, was 38. He married Ethel Pearl Ruwoldt on 3 March 1928. He died on 29 June 1980, in Saint Arnaud, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 76.
Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.
August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.
Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.
1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.