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Federation Timeline - By Lily Dwan

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    Federation timeline- by Lily Dwan

  • The first fleet arrived

    The first fleet arrived
    The first fleet arrived at Botany Bay on the 18 January 1788.
  • Goldfields

    Goldfields
    Violence occurs to Chinese on the goldfields.
  • Eureka Rebellion

    Eureka Rebellion
    The Eureka Rebellion takes place.
  • South Aaustralia vote

    South Aaustralia vote
    Men in South Australia get to vote.
  • Victoria vote

    Victoria vote
    Men in Victoria get to vote.
  • New South Wales vote

    New South Wales vote
    Men in New South Wales to get vote.
  • The six British colonies

    The six British colonies
    There were six British colonies in Australia. They decided themselves, but the laws were made in Britain.
  • Queensland vote

    Queensland vote
    Men in Queensland get to vote.
  • Boom time

    Boom time
    This decade is a boom time in Australia.
  • Melbourne and Adelaide are linked

    Melbourne and Adelaide are linked
    Melbourne and Adelaide are linked by train service.
  • Sydney and Brisbane are linked

    Sydney and Brisbane are linked
    Sydney and Brisbane are linked by a train service.
  • Henry Parkes suggests drawing federal parliament

    Henry Parkes suggests drawing federal parliament
    Sir Henry Parkes, Premier of New South Wales, suggests drawing up a constitution for a federal parliament.
  • Strike occurs

    Strike occurs
    Maritime Workers' stike occurs.
  • Each colony could elect their own goverment

    Each colony could elect their own goverment
    Each colony was now able to elect their own goverment, but still the big decisisions were made in Britiain. People in the colonies were starting to talk about joining together to be one nation instead of a six little colonies. Joining together like this is called federation.
  • National Convention

    National Convention
    A National Convention to draft the Constitution is held.
  • Discussing federation

    Discussing federation
    A meeting was held to discuss federation. Each colony sent seven people they started to write a constitution, which is a list of rules about how the nation's parliament will work.
  • Western Australia vote

    Western Australia vote
    Men in Western Australia get to vote.
  • People living in colonies demand federation

     People living in colonies demand federation
    The people living in in the colonies begin to demand federation. They are called federation leagues.
  • Federation groups decide that people of Austrslia should vote

    Federation groups decide that people of Austrslia should vote
    The federation groups decided that the people of Australia should vote to decide is federation should take place.
  • South Australia comes first place for women vote

    South Australia comes first place for women vote
    South Australia becomes one of the first places in the world to allow women to vote. Wonmen in South Australia get to vote.
  • Premires' discuss federation

    Premires' discuss federation
    Between 1895 and 1897 premiers' conferences discuss federation.
  • Second Convention takes place

    Second Convention takes place
    Second Convention to draft the Constitution takes place.
  • Meetings discussed about the draft constitution

    Meetings discussed about the draft constitution
    Between 1897 and 1898 meetings discussed about the draft constitution and made changes and a new draft. Queensland was the only colony that did not send people to this meetings. Because some colonies were much smaller than others, it was decided to have parliament the way the United States did- the number of people from each state in the House of Representives depends on how many people live in state, but each state has the number of people in the Senate.
  • Why the voting failed in 1897 and 1898

    Why the voting failed in 1897 and 1898
    Durning 1897 and 1898 people in all the colonies except Queensland and Western Australia voted on the Constitution,but in New South Wales they did not agree to what was writtern and the vote failed.
  • Referendum occurs

    Referendum occurs
    The first referendum for federation occurs.
  • Second rederation and Western Australia women vote

    Second rederation and Western Australia women vote
    The scond refeendum fro federation occurs. Women in Western Australia get to vote.
  • Changes in 1899

    Changes in 1899
    The premiers met to discuss the things that worried those three colonies, and changeswere made to the Constitution. One change was that that there would be a new capital built between Sydney and Melbourne, because both thought that they sould be the capital city. People in all colonies except Western Australia voted for the new Constitution, and this time was it was successful.
  • Tasmania men vote

    Tasmania men vote
    Men in Tasmania get to vote.
  • London goes to the British Parliament

    London goes to the British Parliament
    A committee took the Constitution to London to persusde the 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 Victoia in July saying that on the first January 1901, New South Wales, Victora, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania would become states in the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Gold rush in Western Australia took over

    Gold rush in Western Australia took over
    Meanwhile, there was the gold rush in Western Australia and people from all over the contry went there to look for gold. The Western Australians started to change their minds about federation. In August they voted to be part of it.
  • Fereration

    Fereration
    Australia becomes a nation. The Australia Goverment takes control of all Australia colonial army and naval forces. Australia's population reaches 3 773 801, but Aboriginal people are not included in the census. The winning design for the Australian flag is announced.
  • Australia's first prime minister

    Australia's first prime minister
    Between 1901 and 1903 Edmund Barton becomes Australia's first prime minister.
  • The Whote Australian Policy

    The Whote Australian Policy
    If a non-European was unable to pass the test they were not allowed to enter the country. In 1901, the Immigration Restriction Bill was passed and it extended the dictation test to include all people of non-European origin, and became known as the official "White Australia Policy.
  • The Governor General declared that there was six new states forming

    The Governor General declared that there was six new states forming
    On 1st January 1901 the first Governor General, Lord Hooetoun, officially declared that there were now six states forming the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • First parliament was opened

    First parliament was opened
    The first parliament was opened in Melbourne on 9th May.
  • Women get the right to vote

    Women get the right to vote
    Women get the right to vote in Australian federal elections. Women in New South Wales get to vote in their state.
  • Women in Tasmania get to vote.

    Women in Tasmania get to vote.
    Women in Tasmania get to vote. The High Court of Australia is formed.
  • Alfred Deakin becomes the second prime minister

     Alfred Deakin becomes the second prime minister
    The High Court of Australia is formed. Alfred Deakin becomes the second prime minister of Australia.
  • The high court is opened.

    The high court is opened.
    The High Court of Australia is opened.
  • Conciliation and Arbitration Court formed

    Conciliation and Arbitration Court formed
    The Conciliation and Arbitration Court is formed.
  • Women in Queensland vote

    Women in Queensland vote
    Women in Queensland get to vote.
  • Deakin comes prime minister again

    Deakin comes prime minister again
    Deakin become prime minister a second time.
  • Australia is ruler over British New Guinea

    Australia is ruler over British New Guinea
    Australia becomes responsible for British and New Guinea.
  • Women in Victoria vote

    Women in Victoria vote
    Women in Victoria get to vote.
  • Site national capital choosen and Andrew Fisher comes prime minister

    Site national capital choosen and Andrew Fisher comes prime minister
    The site of national capital is choosen. Andrew Fisher becomes prime minister.
  • Federal governent introduces old age

    Federal governent introduces old age
    The federal government introduces old age pensions.
  • Commonwealth Bank set up

    Commonwealth Bank set up
    The Commonwealth Bank is set up.
  • Royal Australian Nany established

    Royal Australian Nany established
    The Royal Australian Navy is formally established.
  • Fisher commits Australian forces for World War I

    Fisher commits Australian  forces for World War I
    Prime Minister Fisher commits Australian forces to fighting in World War I.
  • World War I starts

    World War I starts
    World War I begins.
  • ANZACs land

    ANZACs land
    The ANZACs land at Gallipoli, Turkey.
  • Commonwealth Police Force is formed

    Commonwealth Police Force is formed
    The Commonwealth Police Force is formed.
  • World War I ends

    World War I ends
    World War I ends. Sixty thousand Australias and New Zealands lost their lives.
  • Worlds Wars II starts

    Worlds Wars II starts
    World War II begins.
  • Federal government takes over all taxes

    Federal government takes over all taxes
    The federal government takes over the collection of all income taxes. After this is collected, the federal government gives each state government a share of the money.
  • World War II ends

    World War II ends
    World War II ends. Thirty-four thousand Australians have given their lives.
  • Australia citizenship created

    Australia citizenship created
    Australian citizenship is created.
  • Voting age dropped

    Voting age dropped
    The voting age is dropped from 21 to 18 years of age.
  • Labor Party elected a federal government

    Labor Party elected a federal government
    A Labor Party is elected as federal government for the first time in 23 years. It's leader was Gough Whitlam.
  • 'Advance Australia Fair' becomes the national anthem

    'Advance Australia Fair' becomes the national anthem
    'Advance Australia Fair' becomes the Australian national anthem in place of 'God Save the Queen'.
  • Federal government starts to charge tax to provide national health insurance

    Federal government starts to charge tax to provide national health insurance
    The federal government starts to charge a tax levy to provide national health insurance. This insurance is to make sure that all Australians can afford visit to doctors and hospitals.
  • Northern Territory comes self-governing

    Northern Territory comes self-governing
    The Northerm Territory becomes self-governing.
  • Queen Elizabeth II signs a document the Australia Act

    Queen Elizabeth II signs a document the Australia Act
    Queen Elizabeth II signs a document calld the Australia Act. This officially removes any powers the British parliament has over the Australian law.
  • The first women to be lead of Australian political party

    The first women to be lead of Australian political party
    Senator Janine Haines becomes leader of the Australian Democrats . She is the first women to be chosen to lead of an Australian poitical party.
  • Australians hold celebration to mark of Bristish settlement

    Australians hold celebration to mark of Bristish settlement
    Australians hold celebrations to (and protests) mark the bicentenary of British settlement in Australia.
  • Parliament House is opened by Queen Elizabeth II

    Parliament House is opened by Queen Elizabeth II
    On thh 9th of May, the new permanent Parliament House is opened by Queen Elizabeth II Canbrra.
  • An Australian republican movement set up

    An Australian republican movement set up
    An Australian republican movement set up. The ain of this movement is to have an Australian as Australia's head of state instead of the British monrch. If this happens,Australia will become a republic instead of a constitutional monarchy.
  • High Court decides that Indienous Australias can owen land.

    High Court decides that Indienous Australias can owen land.
    In a case know as the Mabo Decision, the High Court decides that Indigenous Australians have right to Australian land.
  • Referendum was held to see if Australia should be republic

    Referendum was held to see if Australia should be republic
    A referendum was held to decide if Australia should become republic. The referendum was lost and the Queen remains Australian head of state.
  • Australians celebrate the centenary of federation

    Australians celebrate the centenary of federation
    People all over Australia celebrate the centenary of federation.