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This is part of Year 6 historical unit of work on Australia
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Centenary of Federation - The Federation Story

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Federation Facts - The Federation Story

- The Federal Ideal

- First Steps

- The Crucial Decade

- Action at Last

- The Politician's Delays Awakens the People

- Progess

- Triump

- Final Steps

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Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy

Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy | A Fair and Just Australia | Scoop.it

The 'White Australia' policy describes Australia's approach to immigration from federation until the latter part of the 20th century, which favoured applicants from certain countries. The end of this policy took place over a period of 25 years.

Following the election of a coalition of the Liberal and Country parties in 1949, Immigration Minister Harold Holt allowed 800 non-European refugees to remain in Australia and Japanese war brides to enter Australia. Over subsequent years Australian governments gradually dismantled the policy with the final vestiges being removed in 1973 by the new Labor government.

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Mabo anniversary

Twenty years ago the High Court of Australia brought down its decision recognising the rights of Indigenous people to their traditional lands.
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The Federation Story Timeline

The Federation Story Timeline | A Fair and Just Australia | Scoop.it

This timeline presents information in a horizontal format begining 40,000 B.C. with the Australian Aboriginees up until Federation in 1901.

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Attitude of the Colonies to Federation

Attitude of the Colonies to Federation | A Fair and Just Australia | Scoop.it

Prior to the Federation in 1901 each of Australia's colonies had a different attitude to the ideal and movement to become a federated Australia. Much of it had to do with the dates of their establishment and wealth obtained from the gold rushes of the 1850's.

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Edmund Barton - Velvet Soap Advertisement - Australian Studies, White Australia Policy

Edmund Barton - Velvet Soap Advertisement - Australian Studies, White Australia Policy | A Fair and Just Australia | Scoop.it

Edmund Barton (1849 -1920) was Australia's first Prime Minister from January 1901 to September 1903. The Immigration Restriction Act was passed in 1901, among the first Acts of the new Commonwealth Parliament. The Velvet Soap advertising campaign is a tongue-in-cheek reminder of Edmund Barton’s hand in formulating the White Australia policy.

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Cuc Lam's Suitcase - Australian History, Vietnam War

Cuc Lam's Suitcase - Australian History, Vietnam War | A Fair and Just Australia | Scoop.it

1975 saw the end of the Vietnam War in South East Asia. Many Vietnamese people fleed the country by boat in fear for the lives with the new government who were sending people to 're-education camps'. The plight of the boat people now became an international humanitarian crisis. Several countries agreed to resettle as many as possible of the refugees, and agreed to quotas — the United States of America (823 000), Australia and Canada (137 000 each), France (96 000), and Germany and the United Kingdom (19 000 each).

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Sorry, Kevin Rudd's Apology to "The stolen Generation"

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says sorry to the stolen generations...I move: That today we honour the indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were stolen generations - this blemished chapter in our nation's history.

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