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01/01/1901 The Commonwealth of Australia is founded

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Australia's Federation - Behind the News

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Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia 1901: The Parade

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia.
    • Essentials 

    • Federal idea 

    • Early constitutional conventions 

    • Later constitutional conventions 

    • Federal Constitution 

    • Landmarks named after Federation