Timeline to Federation

By Fiora96
  • A

    Sir Henery Parks, the premier of New South Wales, gives a speech in Tenterfield in 1889 that begins public debate about the possibility of federation.
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  • C

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

    The final touches to Australia's first federal constitution are completed in Easter 1891
  • H

    The people of NSW, VIC, TAS and SA elect delegates to attend the National Australasian Convention.
  • K

    The people of NSW, VIC, TAS and SA vote in a referendum in 1898 to decide if they agree with the model of government chosen by the national Australasian Convention
  • L

    A second referendum is necessary and it is held in NSW, VIC, TAS, SA and QLD
  • M

    Queen Victoria agrees to the new constitution and WA decides to join the federation
  • N

    Federation between all colonies is declaired