Federation

By Freya

What life was like in the 1880s

The 1880s was a decade that began on January 1st 1880 and ended on December 31,1889.They occurred at the core period of the Second Industral Revolution.Most Western countries experienced a large encomonic boom,due to the mass production of railroads and other more convenient methods of travel.The modern city as well as the sky-scrapper rose to prominence in this decade as well, contributing to the encomic prosperity of the time.The 1880s were also part of the Gilded Age,which lasted from 1874 or 1907

Reasons for Federation

Before 1901 Australia did not exist in the nation it was a collection of six British colonies which were partly selfgoverning ,but after the law making power for the British parliament the colonies were like a six separete country's for example,each had there own government and laws its own defence force, issued its own stamps and collected tariffs (taxes) on goods that crossed its borders.The colonies had even built railways

Key figures and their role in the lead up to federation - Henry Parkes

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