Australian federation by Mack hooper

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  • Goldfields

    violence occurs towards chinese on the goldfields
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    federation by mack hooper

  • eureka rebellion

  • south australia vote

    men in south australia get the vote
  • victoria vote

    men in victoria get the vote
  • new south whales vote

    men in new south whales get te vote
  • 6 brittish colonies in Australia

    there were six brittish colonies in australia.they could decide some things themselves, but the laws were made in britain.
  • queensland vote

    men in queensland get the vote
  • boom time

    this decade is a boom time in australia
  • workers strike

    martime workers' strike occurs.
  • each colony has their on government

    each colony was now able to elect their own government, but still the big decisions were made in britian. people in the colonies were starting to talk about joining together to be one nation instead of 6 little colonies. joining together like this is called federation.
  • national convention

    a national convention to draft the constitution is held
  • meeting held discuss federation

    a meeting was held to discuss federation each colonie sent 7 people. they started to write a constitution wich is a list of rules about how the nation's parliament will work.
  • western australia vote

    men in western australia get the vote
  • federation groups decide australian people should vote for federation

    the federation groups decided that the people of Australia should vote to decide if federation should take place.
  • south australia vote

    women in south australia get the vote
  • discuss federation

    premiers" confrences discuss federation
  • second convention

    second convention to draft the constitution takes place
  • Draft constitution discussed

    meetings discussed the draft constitution and made changes and a new draft. Queensland was the only colony that did not send people to the meetings. Because some colonies were much smaller than others, it was decide to have parliament the way the united state did- the numberof people from each state in the house of representatives depends on how many people live in the state, but each state has the same number of people in the senate.
  • first referendum

    the first referendum for federation occurs.
  • Constitution

    People in all the colonies except QLD and WA voted on the constitution, but in NSW they didnt agree to what was written and the vote failed.
  • second referendum

    the second referendum for federation occurs. women in western australia get the vote.
  • Premiers met discuss constitution

    The premiers met to discuss the things that worried those three colonies, and chnages were made to the constitution. one chnage was that there would be a new capital built between Sydney and Melbourne, because both thought they should be the capital city. People in all colonies except WA voted for the new constitution, and this time it was successful.
  • tasmania vote

    men in tasmania get the vote
  • Federation

    Meanwhile there was a gold rush in WA and people from all over the country went there to look for gold. The Western Australians started to change their minds about federation, and in August they voted to be part of it.
  • QLD SA and TAS become states in common wealth

    A commitee took the constitution to London to persuadethe british parliament to pass a law allowing five colonies to join together to become a nation. The law was passed in May and signed by Queen Victoria in July saying that on 1st January 1901, NSW VIC QLD SA and TAS would become states in the commonwelath of Australia.
  • australia becomes a nation

    Australia becomes a nation. the Australian Government takes control of all australian colonial army and naval forces. Australias population reaches 3,773,801,, but aboriginal peoples are not included in the census. the winning design for the Australian flag is announced.
  • australia's first priminister

    Edmund Barto becomes Australia's first prime minister
  • Commonwealth of Australia

    General, Lord Hopeton, officially declared that there were now six states froming the commonwealth of Australia. The first parliament was opened in Melbourne on 9th May.
  • women right to vote

    women get the right to vote in Australian federal elections. women in new south get the vote in their state.
  • Tasmanian women vote

    women in Tasmania ge the vote. the high court of Australia is formed. Alfred Deakin becomes the second prime minister of Australia.
  • Arbitration court is formed

    the conciliation and Arbitration Court is formed.
  • Queensland women vote

    women in Queensland get the vote. Deakin becomes prime minister for the second time.
  • commonwealth bank set up

    the commonwealth bank set up.
  • australia responsible new guinea

    Australia becomes responsible for Brittish new Guinea
  • victorian women vote

    women in Victoria get the vote. the site of the national capital is chosen. Andrew Fisher becomes prime minister.
  • common wealth bank set up

    the Common Wealth Bank is set up.
  • Royal Australian navy establshed

    The Royal Australian Navy is formally established
  • fisher commits forces to wwI

    Prime Minister Fisher commits Australian forces to fighting in wwI
  • federation flag