Timeline of Federation

Timeline created by joshh69
  • Tenterfield Speech

    Sir Henry Parkes, the premier of New South Wales, gives a speech in Tenterfield that begins public debate about the poissibility of federation.
  • Draft of Australian Constitution

    A conference in Melbourne agrees that a draft Australian Constitution should be written.
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    Timeline for Federation

  • Final touches to Australias first federal constituion are completed

  • A conference to draw up the new constitution is held in Sydney

  • A severe recession hits the colonies

  • Corowa Conference

    All colonial premiers meet in Hobart and agree that the resolution from the Corowa Conference should proceed.
  • The people of NSW, VIC, TAS and SA elect delegates to attend the National Australasian Convention

  • Referendum

    The people of NSW, VIC, TAS and SA vote in a referendum to decide if they agree with the model of government chosen by the NAtional Australasian Convention.
  • Second Referendum

    A second referendum is necessary and it is held in NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and QLD during 1899.
  • Queen Agrees

    Queen Victoria agrees to the new consitution and WA decides to join the federation.
  • Federation is declared

    Federation between all colonies is declared on the first of January 1901.