FEDERATION

BY TOBY AND JULIA

SPECIAL EVENTS THAT HAPEND IN FEDERATION

1 JAN 1901 FEDERATION WAS CELEBRATED AROUND AUS, WITH PARADES, PICNICKS and STREET PARTIES with fireworks.

FEDERATION FACTS

Before 1901 Australia was not a nation it was 6 different British colonies. The British colonies were like 6 different countries with all their own ways of working. This was the first time in history that a group of people voted to create a nation. Australians were ready to unite as "one person, under one flag, with one destiny."

SOME IMPORTANT PEOPLE

BIG EVENTS IN FEDERATION

1 JAN 1901 AUS CELEBRATED A NEW YEAR AND BIRTH OF A NEW NATION.

100,000 PEOPLE GATHRED IN CENTENNIL PARK IN SYDNEY TO WATCH QUEEN VICTORIA'S REPRESENTATIVE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAS COMMONWEALTH.

COOL FACTS

AUS WAS SIX SEPERET COLONIES.

EACH AUS COLONY HAD ITS OWN PARLEMENT AND LAWS

Australia became an independent nation on 1 January 1901. The British Parliament passed legislation allowing the six Australian colonies to govern in their own right as part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

the aboriginals opinion

Even though 1901 was a very joyful day, it was also a sad time for the Aboriginals. Most Aboriginals known as this day as Invasion Day. Protests sometimes even occur on this day saying to remember and give respect to their culture.

When federation was becoming more popular and more people began to consider it, it was also a time when aboriginal racism was at its highest. Their lands were still being abused, Aboriginal children were taken away to white families and many more terrible things.

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