Tuesday 6th September 2011

by John Larkin

In 1901, it was that Australia was federated. I thought that federation would make a big change to my life. But it seems that my life continues to stay the same…

Before federation all of Australia was divided into colonies, every colony was self reliant, they defended for one another but still made laws and regulations for only their people.

The colonial governments distrusted other colonies and were againstĀ federation until it became apparent to them that it was essential for the Australian life down the road. Once Australia was federated the colonies were combined and were led by the parliament like today.


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