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The Federation of Australia
The journey to turn six colonies into a nation.
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The Harvester judgement and Australia's minimum wage - ACTU Worksite for Schools

The Harvester judgement and Australia's minimum wage - ACTU Worksite for Schools | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
In 1907 the Harvester judgement set the minimum wage at the amount an average worker paid for food, shelter and clothing for himself and his family.
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This article, by the ACTU, the Australian Council of Trade Unions,  is part of the "Wages through the ages" tour on their site, on the history of the worker in Australia.

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National Library of Australia's Federation Gateway

National Library of Australia's Federation Gateway | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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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The changing face of early Australia

The changing face of early Australia | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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Takes a look at immigration, population, indigenous Australians, White Australia and social life at the beginning of the 20th Century.

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papers - trends

papers - trends | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

Professional Development material for teachers using the Discovering Democracy materials and resources. A joint production by ABC Online and the NSW DET.

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Includes information about votes for women, immigration policies, regional independence, defence and growth of a national identity.

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Australian History Timeline

Australian History Timeline | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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Timeline of Australian History in decades. Includes related websites and world events. 

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Federation: 1880-1900 — State Records NSW

Federation: 1880-1900 — State Records NSW | The Federation of Australia | 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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Search results for 'federation of australia' - Digitised newspapers and more - Trove

Search results for 'federation of australia' - Digitised newspapers and more - Trove | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Trove, from the National Library of Australia, is a goldmine of primary sources.

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Centenary of Federation - Leading Figures in the Federation Movement

Centenary of Federation - Leading Figures in the Federation Movement | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

Brief notes on the visionaries leading the movement towards Federation.

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Closer Look: The Australian Constitution; Students; PEO, Parliament of Australia

Closer Look: The Australian Constitution; Students; PEO, Parliament of Australia | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

Resources from the Parliamentary Education Office.

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Sir Henry Parkes 1890 · Constitution for a Nation

Sir Henry Parkes 1890 · Constitution for a Nation | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

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

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The Harvester judgement

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From the Centenary of Federation website.

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Discussion of the history of the basic wage and the court decisions in Australia.

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Forging the Nation - Federation: the First 20 years | Australian War Memorial

Forging the Nation - Federation: the First 20 years | Australian War Memorial | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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Federation of Australia | National Library of Australia

Federation of Australia | National Library of Australia | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it

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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Parliament of NSW - 1890 to 1900 - Towards Federation

Parliament of NSW - 1890 to 1900 - Towards Federation | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
First moves towards Federation in New South Wales. Significant electoral Reform; The NSW Female Suffrage Movement had its origins in the late 1880s
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Vrroom The National Archives

Vrroom The National Archives | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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Edmund Barton's annotated copy of the 1891 draft of the Constitution.

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Biography - Sir Henry Parkes - Australian Dictionary of Biography

Biography - Sir Henry Parkes - Australian Dictionary of Biography | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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The library's online databases will provide information about leading figures from the Federation story.

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Federation - 3 part journey to Nationhood

Federation  - 3 part journey to Nationhood | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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This ABC series is available on Clickview.

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National Museum of Australia - Life at the time of Federation

National Museum of Australia - Life at the time of Federation | The Federation of Australia | Scoop.it
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A unit of work on Federation. There are some interesting questions, images and primary sources.

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