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The History of Australia's journey to Federation
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Federation - the People

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Lots of links to biographical information about the people who played an important role in Federation of Australia.

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Biography - Sir Henry Parkes - Australian Dictionary of Biography

Biography - Sir Henry Parkes - Australian Dictionary of Biography | Road to Federation | Scoop.it

The Australian Dictionary of Biography - Use the search window to find biographical information about an important figure in Australia's Federation story.

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Documenting Democracy

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110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation.
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110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation.

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Pathways

Timeline

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Getting it Together

Getting it Together: from colonies to Federation is a Museum of Australian Democracy schools learning product where students use historical sources such as newspaper extracts, cartoons, speeches and biographies in a series of classroom activities.
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Federation - 3 part journey to Nationhood

Federation  - 3 part journey to Nationhood | Road to Federation | Scoop.it

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This ABC series is available on Clickview.

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Australian History Timeline

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Timeline of Australian History in decades. Includes related websites and world events. 

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Sir Henry Parkes 1890 · Constitution for a Nation

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Re-creation and transcript of Sir Henry Parkes' motion to the Australasian Federation Conference.


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Federation of Australia | National Library of Australia

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Primary sources held by the National Library.


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Sources include papers of Alfred Deakin, Sir Edmund Barton, patriotic songs, photographs, essays and official documents.

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Scootle

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Links to lots of biographies on important/influential people in Australia's journey to Federation.

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Civics | Debates that shaped the nation: Federation fast facts

Civics | Debates that shaped the nation: Federation fast facts | Road to Federation | Scoop.it

At the end of the 1800s, Australia was divided into six separate colonies instead of being one nation. But people had been talking for years about whether Australia should be one nation, and in the 1890s a series of meetings (called conventions or conferences) was held to discuss federation of the colonies.

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Federation Day in Australia - 1 January

On 1 January 1901, Australia was proclaimed a federation of states, called the Commonwealth of Australia. On this day Australia's constitution came into oper...
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Federation of Australia | National Library of Australia

The National Library owes its existence to Federation and from the beginning it set out to document the Federation movement. In 1903 it announced that it was seeking complete records of Federation from every possible source. The first substantial manuscript collection acquired by the Library was the archives of the Australasian Federation League of New South Wales, purchased from Edward Dowling in 1912. The Federation papers of Sir Edmund Barton were donated by his family in 1928, while the papers of Alfred Deakin were presented by his daughter in 1965.

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Has links to lots of Primary Resources and original documents, manuscripts and records.

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Australian Constitution and Federation – National Archives of Australia

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Australian Constitution and Federation

The Australian Constitution is the single most important document in Australia’s history. It created the federal government and the states and made Australia a nation.

The original Constitution and other key documents related to the birth of the Australian nation are held by the National Archives in Canberra and are available for viewing at special events and by booked groups.

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federation | australia.gov.au

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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.

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Australia's Federation Story -- Britannica School

Australia's Federation Story -- Britannica School | Road to Federation | Scoop.it

A great resource that is reliable and current about Australia's Federation story.

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Use the Username and Password given to you to login.

Select your Reading Level

Explore the related Website links

Remember the 'Ctrl F' / 'Command F' search feature

Copy the citation information

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Centenary of Federation - Leading Figures in the Federation Movement

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Politicians from all six colonies helped make the Australian Commonwealth. Many were remarkable characters, some were powerful intellects. Together they contributed energy, imagination, political astuteness, a determination to defend local interests and a commitment to the Federation ideal.

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Federation: 1880-1900 — State Records NSW

Federation: 1880-1900 — State Records NSW | Road to Federation | Scoop.it
The 1880s proved to be 'the turning point at which the 'federal idea' found in all the schemes of the previous forty years would be transformed into the Federation movement.'

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Against federation · Constitution for a Nation

Against federation · Constitution for a Nation | Road to Federation | Scoop.it
The Constitution of Australia.

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Centenary of Federation - The Federation Story

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From the National Library.


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Discovering democracy: Federation timeline - (TLF L8208 v4.0.0)

Interactive Federation timeline

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