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Documenting Democracy - Primary sources. Federation Images. Celebrations: a new nation On New Year's Day, 1901, the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia was conducted at a formal ceremony in Centennial Park in Sydney, following a lengthy procession through the extravagantly decorated city streets.

Federation Images

Members of this procession included a military contingent from South Australia, and the estimated 250,000 people watching the parade included many leading citizens from this State. At the inauguration ceremony, Edwin Blackmore, Clerk of the South Australian Parliaments, read the principal document which instituted the new nation, the Proclamation of the Commonwealth. When the Commonwealth of Australia came into being, the colonies became States. Lord Tennyson was sworn in as South Australia's Governor at the Town Hall with due ceremony. Australian Constitution and Federation – National Archives of Australia, Australian Government.

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Results Your search returned 998 records. RM Williams – 1988 10,000th Colombo Plan student – 1971 From Burma, studying at Queensland University A Cobb and Co coach – 1909 A Mauritian educator studies Australian educational broadcasting – 1970 A miner at Peak Downs Coal Mine – 1977. European discovery and the colonisation of Australia - Australia's Culture Portal. European mariners The first records of European mariners sailing into 'Australian' waters occurs around 1606, and includes their observations of the land known as Terra Australis Incognita (unknown southern land).

European discovery and the colonisation of Australia - Australia's Culture Portal

The first ship and crew to chart the Australian coast and meet with Aboriginal people was the Duyfken captained by Dutchman, Willem Janszoon. Between 1606 and 1770, an estimated 54 European ships from a range of nations made contact. Australian Constitution and Federation – National Archives of Australia, Australian Government. Centenary of Federation - History. Federation - Australia's Culture Portal. The Federation Kiosk, Centennial Park, Sydney at the Proclamation of Federation, 1 January 1901.

Federation - Australia's Culture Portal

Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. It's hard to imagine in contemporary Australia, but prior to Federation each of the Australian colonies was more like its own country with customs houses, railway gauges and even their own military. It was neither natural nor inevitable that Australia would be federated, in fact it wasn't even a very popular idea. Only through the dedication and hard work of a small group of people did the colonies eventually come together to form a nation. Colonial politicians like Alfred Deakin, Henry Parkes and Edmund Barton waged a long campaign to turn the six colonies of 3.7 million people into a country in its own right.

Parliament @ Work - Parliaments. Federation, Australian democracy, HSIE, Year 6, NSW. Australian History Timeline. Debates that shaped the nation: Federation fast facts. Background information.

Debates that shaped the nation: Federation fast facts

Steps to Federation: 1883-1901, Federation and Australia's Constitution, Australia to 1914, SOSE: History Year 9, NSW. Introduction For several decades leading up to 1883, the general public and the colonial governments had been discussing ideas which included forming an inter-colonial authority or even federating the six separate colonies.

Steps to Federation: 1883-1901, Federation and Australia's Constitution, Australia to 1914, SOSE: History Year 9, NSW

Matters of defence, immigration, trade, transport and national pride were growing in importance on colonial agendas and influencing them to form a united front. After several attempts lasting many years, in 1901 Federation was finally established in Australia. See animation. Parliamentary Education Office. Parliamentary Education Office (constitut,feder,australia,new,south) Federation explained - BTN. Federation: 18/03/2014, Behind the News. A couple of states had elections on the weekend.

Federation: 18/03/2014, Behind the News

You probably know that Aussie states have their own laws and their own leaders but have you ever wondered why that is? It all goes back to a time when the states were separate colonies. I thought it was a good chance to go back in time and take a look at how Australia came to be Australia. And a warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers; this story contains images of people who've died. Imagine you're on a train travelling for hours across the vast Australian continent.

KID: Immigration. Back in the late 1800s, making a trip between Australian colonies was like travelling to a different country. REPORTER: In fact if you were travelling between, say, New South Wales and Queensland you would have had to change trains because the rails were different sizes. Australia wasn't a country; it was just the name of a continent divided into six very separate British colonies. REPORTER: It wasn't the best speech ever, by all accounts. Student Learning Path - Scootle. M012862 Australian History Timeline Learning area History Published 20/03/2013 TLF-ID M012862 This is a multilayered website featuring an interactive historical timeline of Australia divided into decades post 1770s, as well as a section on pre 1770s Indigenous and non-Indigenous history.

Student Learning Path - Scootle

The home page is made of images and timeline dates that hyperlink to further information on each decade. ADB Home. Gallery of Australian Biographies. The biographies are short, precise accounts of Australian historical and contemporary figures from all walks of life.

Gallery of Australian Biographies

Intended as a starting point for students’ own investigations, the biographies contain information such as date of birth, achievements, honours, and contributions to Australian society. It is anticipated that students will be encouraged to interpret these lives against social and historical contexts and make their own informed judgements about the influences that shape them.

The biographies are sorted into the following categories: There is also information on biographical writing and lesson plans with a biographical focus. Australian Prime Ministers Politics Sports Community. Federation - the People. Parliament of NSW - History of democracy in NSW. The Parliament of New South Wales is Australia's first and oldest Parliament, and its complex of buildings includes the oldest building surviving in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Parliament of NSW - History of democracy in NSW

Sydney was founded as a convict colony by the British in 1788. Limited provision was made for infrastructure, convict labour being the main source of public building. When Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Governor of New South Wales from 1810-1821) arrived in the colony, he found there were no permanent hospital facilities. With no provision of funds from the distant British government, he managed to have Sydney's first permanent hospital, completed in 1816.

About Queensland and its government. Queensland Parliament - Information ebooks. Victoria - Parliamentary timeline. Parliament of Victoria - Fact sheet. Download PDF Summary: Victoria started as a district in the colony of New South Wales. It separated from New South Wales in 1851, and became a State in 1901. Parliament has changed throughout Victoria's history. Originally a single House of wealthy land owners, it is now a fully elected democratic body. This fact sheet outlines Victoria's colourful legislative history. Separation from New South Wales From 1836 to 1851 New South Wales governed the area now known as Victoria. In 1850 the United Kingdom Parliament passed An Act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies. Under the new law, Victoria separated on 1 July 1851. The first Legislative Council The first Legislative Council met on 11 November 1851.

Drafting a Victorian Constitution (see 'Victoria becomes self-governing' below)approving the world's first secret ballot for electionsstarting to build Parliament House, in Spring Street, Melbourne. Victoria becomes self-governing Back to top From Federation to today. SA History Hub. SA History Hub. Parliament of SA. Parliament of Tasmania - Parliamentary History Resources. History of the NT Parliament - Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. NT - Legislative Assembly. WA Constitutional Centre. WA History & Culture. An ancient land and one of the oldest living cultures on Earth. Billions of years in the making, Western Australia is one of the most ancient lands on the planet. That’s a lot of history to explore – from 3.5 billion-year-old living fossils, to more than 40,000 years of Aboriginal history and four centuries of European influence. Natural history Mother Nature went to work on Western Australia’s landscape billions of years ago, forming the reef and the rock formations that now offer some of nature’s most incredible adventure playgrounds, including World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Ranges, Karijini National Park and the magnificent cave formations of Tunnel Creek and Margaret River.

Venture to Shark Bay and you can also gaze in awe at some of the earliest forms of life on Earth – the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. Aboriginal history Australian Aboriginal culture is widely regarded as one of the oldest known living cultures on Earth.