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Road to Federation
The History of Australia's journey to Federation
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A continent for a nation- Australian Federation

Six colonies uniting into a single nation.

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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

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The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Actis the primary constitutional text of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The constitution was enacted as an Act of the  United Kingdon in 1900. It provided the new system of government for the new federation, which consisted at its inception on 1 January 1901 for the states and territories.

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The Federation Story Timeline

A great horizontal pictorial timeline with excellent information outlining Australia's journey to Federation.

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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.

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Use the search box to type in your chosen topic on the Federation of Australia.  For example type in "food".  It will take you to useful information within the website.

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The Coal Arch Puzzle

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Piece together the Sydney Coal Arch, built out of lumps of coal as an industry tribute to the Commonwealth of Australia, inaugurated on January 1.

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National Library of Australia's Federation Gateway

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The National Library of Australia's Federation Gateway has been created to assist you to locate a wide variety of materials like books, web sites, pictures and manuscripts relating to the Federation of Australia...
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Fact Sheet 34 Federation | Students | Parliamentary Education Office, Parliament of Australia

Information about Australia's federation from the Parlimentary Education Office. Has links for students, teachers, FAQs and multimedia.

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Federation in Australia

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A federation is the joining of states to become one nation.

(A nice easy read for students)

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Documenting Democracy

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Presents 110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation. Has links to each state and territory, timelines, picture albums and allows you to follow themes: foundation laws, building of parliment laws, freedom laws and land laws.

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The Federation Crossword Puzzle

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Test your knowledge about  the Australian Nation, Federation and People.

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