Timeline to Federation

  • A

    Sir henry parkes, the premier of new south wales, gives a speech in tenterfield in 1889 that begins public debate about the possibilty of federation.
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  • C

    A conference to draw up the new constitution is held in sydney during 1891.
  • D

    the final touches to Australia's first federal constitution are completed in easter 1891.
  • H

    In 1897 the people of nsw, victoria, tasmania, ad south australia elect delegates to attend the national australiasian convention.
  • K

    The people of nsw, vic, tas, as vote in a referendum in 1898 to deiced 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 during 1899.
  • M

    Queen Victoria agrees to the new constitution in 1900 and wa decides to join federation.
  • N