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Federation In Australia

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Elizabeth Harris

on 24 March 2015

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Transcript of Federation In Australia


In the time when Australia wanted to federate there were many issues with this.
The smaller country's were worried that the wouldn't get a saying in the decisions and the bigger colonies were worried because they thought that they might have to give most of there money away.
How we tried to federate
Sir Henry Parkes gave a famous speech at Tenderfeild which is at the border of Queensland and NSW. The speech made a impact on federation.
What Happened
Most of the colonies recommended that the people of Australia should vote on where the capital should be. In 1899,all the colonies agreed to become one country except Western Australia. The Queen signed a consitution for the federation of Australia. A year later, Western Australia agreed to be apart of the federation but since the Queen signed the consitution, the Queen said " Western Australia can still be apart of the commonwealth if I am satisfied taht the people of Western Australia have agreed thereto.
Federation In Australia
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