By Nate Towers
The Six British Colonies
Sir Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes was born 1815
And died 1896
Reasons For Federation
* strengthen defence
* To control industrial disputes
* Tariffs - Uniform tax laws on importation of goods
* Uniform laws in key areas sutch as, Banking,Currency Marrage and Divorce - To allow for equal treatment of all Australians
* Federation ensures one elector one vote
Federation Celebrations ( Info From School )
Australian delegates and the British secretary met in London and reached a compromise on the draft Australian constitution in July, 1900
This small celebration was the start of many to come as Australia became a new nation.
On 9 May 1901, celebrations were repeated in Melbourne, where e first commonwealth parliament would sit. Its 75 house of representatives and 36 senators, pledged an oath of allegiance.