Grace Weilenmann's Timeline

By Year 6
  • Federation

    Violence occurs towards Chinese on the goldfileds
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    Federation Timeline

  • The Eureka Rebellion

    The Eureaka Rebellion takes place
  • SA get the vote

    Men in South Australia get the vote
  • Victoria get the vote

    Men in Victoria grt the vote
  • NSW get the vote

    Men in New South Wales get the vote
  • 6 colonies in Australia

    There were 6 British colonies in Australia. They could decide some things themselves, but the laws were made in Britain
  • Queensland get the vote

    Men in Queensland get the vote
  • Boom time in Australia

    This decade is a boom time in Australia
  • Workers strike occurs

    Maratime Workers strike occurs
  • Own Government

    Each colony was now able to elect their own government, but still big decisions were made in Britan. 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
  • A meeting

    A meeting was held to discuss federation. Each colony sent 7 people. They started to write a constitution, which is a list of rules about how the nation's parliament will work.
  • Western Australia get the vote

    Men in Western Australia get the vote
  • Voting

    The federation groups decided that the people of Ausrtralia should vote to decide if federation should take place.
  • Women get the vote

    Women in South Australia get the vote
  • Premiers Conferences

    Premiers Conferences discuss Federation
  • Premiers Conferences

    Second Convention to draft Convention takes place
  • Meeting

    Meeting 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 coloies were much smaller than otherrs, it was decided to have parliament the way the United States 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.
  • Meeting

    People inall the colonies ezcpt Queensland and Western Australia voted on the Constitution, but in New South Wales they did not agree to what was written and the vote failed
  • First Referendum

    The first fererndum for Federation occurs
  • Second Referndum

    The second Referndum for Federation occurs. Women in Western Australia get the vote.
  • More Meetings

    Ther premiers met to discuss the things that worried those three colonies, and changes were made to the Constitution. One change was that there would be a new capital built between Sydeny and Melbourne , because both thought they should be the captial city. People in all colonies except Western Australia voted for the new Constitution, and this time it was successful.
  • Tasmania get the vote

    Men in Tasmania get the vote
  • Meetings

    A committee took the Contitution to London to persuade 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 Victoria in July saying on 1st January 1901 New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania would become states in the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Meetings

    Meanwhile, there was a gold rush in Western Australia 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 apart of it.
  • Australia Becomes a nation

    The Australian Government takes control of all Australian colonial army and navel forces. Australia's population reaches 3 773 801, but Aboriginal peoples are not included in the census. The winning design for the Australian flag was also announced.
  • Australia's first prime minister

    Edmund Barton becoms Australia's first prime minister
  • First Governor

    On 1st January 1901 the first Governor General, Lord Hopetoun, officially declared that there were now six states forming the Commenwealth of Australia. The first parliament was opened in Melbourne on 9th May
  • Women get the right to vote

    Women get the right to vote in Australian federal elections. Women in New South Wales get the vote in their state.
  • Australia's first prime minister

    Edmound Barton becomes Australia's first prim minister
  • Women in Tas get the vote

    Women in Tasmania get the vote. The High Court of Australia is formed. Alfred Deakin becoms the secound prim minister of Australia.
  • Conciliation

    The Conciliation and Arbitration Court is formed
  • Queensland get the vote

    Women in Queensland get the vote. Deakin becomes prime minister for the second time
  • Australia responsible

    Australia becomes responsible for British New Guinea
  • Victoria gett the vote

    Women in Victoria get the vote. The site of the national capital is chosen. Anderw Fisher becomes prime minister.
  • Commonwealth Bank

    The Commonwealth Bank is set up.
  • Royal Australian Navy

    The Royal Australian Navy is formally established
  • Australian forces fight

    Prime Minister Fisher commits the Australian Forces to fighting in World War 1