Federation Timeline

  • Henry Parkes was born

    Henry Parkes was brought into the world.
  • Alfred Deakin was born

    He was brought into the world.
  • Alfred became one of the leading figures

    He was a leading figure for the federation movement
  • Henry Parkes made his famous speech

    He spoke his speech at the Tenterfield School of Arts.
  • Inital Attempts were rejected to become a Federation

    The first unsuccessful letters and telegrams to form the first Commonwealth Government.
  • Australia United

    The Queen signed the constitution.
  • Period: to

    Edmund Barton became Prime Minister

    He was the first for Australia
  • Period: to

    Alfred Deakin became a Prime Minister of Australia

    He became Prime Minister after Edmund Barton and served three terms in that role.