steps to federation

Timeline created by lena_gymoccer11
In History
  • Germany annexed

    Germany annexed
    1884, Germany annexed North-eastern of New Guinea, making lots of colonists scared about the expansion of nations in the region. It was thought that a particular nation would have a better protection and would be better off defending and protecting itself.
  • Refusing

    Refusing
    First meeting of federal council in Hobart. Representatives from Western Australia, Fiji, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria attended. New South Wales refused to join!
  • Sir Henry asked for colonies to federate

    Sir Henry asked for colonies to federate
    Sir Henry Parkes, the premiere of NSW, recommended that colonies associate (associate means federate).
  • The first Australasian convention existed!

    The first Australasian convention existed!
    The first national Australasian convention existed in Sydney and drafts constitution in 1891, 126 years ago.
  • A people's conference

    A people's conference
    A people's conference Corowa and New South Wales forces the colonial parliaments to hold a new convention to decide on a draft constitution.
  • Economic depression

    Economic depression
    1891-1894: Economic depression means the colonial parliaments lose interest in federation.
  • A premieres conference

    A premieres conference
    An important premiere's conference agrees to hold a new federation convention.
  • The second people's conference

    The second people's conference
    The second people's conference in Bathurst, New South Wales renews calls for another federation convention.
  • The second convention

    The second convention
    The second national Australasian convention meets in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne and agrees to the constitution
  • Referendums

    Referendums
    Referendums are held in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania to approve the constitution. It is endorsed by all but New South Wales. (Endorsed means either to declare ones public approval or support of or sign a (chequer or Bill) of exchange on the back to make it payable to someone other than stated payee or to respect responsibility for paying it.
  • January

    January
    In January premieres operate a special and secret meeting and agree to several changes to the constitution. Between April and July referendums are held in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania at which a majority vote 'yes' to the bill. In September, Queensland voters endorsed the constitution.
  • The start of another decade

    The start of another decade
    In March a delegation travels to London to present the constitution to the British parliament. On 5 of July the British parliament passes the commonwealth of Australia constitution act. On 9 of July the Queen of Victoria signs the commonwealth of Australia constitution act. On 31 July Western Australia operates a referendum at which an overwhelming majority of voters approve the constitution. (A delegation is either a body of delegates or deputation or the action or process of devolution.
  • The commonwealth of Australia

    The commonwealth of Australia
    On January the 1 the commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed in Centennial Park, Sydney.
    On 29 & 30 of March the first commonwealth elections were held.
    On 9 of May the Duke of Conwall and York clatter (King George V)
    Opens the 1 parliament of the commonwealth of Australia in the exhibition in Melbourne.
  • What some of my tricky words mean

    What some of my tricky words mean
    Constitution: The composition of something.
    Deputation: A group of people appointed to undertake, a mission or take part in a formal process on behalf of a larger group.
    Convention: An agreement between states covering particular matters, especially one less formal than than treaty.
    Majority: The great number.
    Conference: A formal meeting: typically one that takes place over several days.
    Premiere: Give the first peformence of.
    Economic: Justified in terms of profitability.
  • More meanings

    More meanings
    Depression: Fellings of severe despondency and dejection.
    Delegation: The action for process of devolution.
    Federation: Group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs.
    Federation meaning two: The action of forming states or organisation into a single group with centralised control.
    Colonial: Relating to or characteristic of a colony or colonies.
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    The Sydney to Melbourne rail rink was finished.

    All the clothes, gifts, messages and food(goods) and more could get from Sydney to Melbourne quicker