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eBooks - Australian Curriculum
Australia at the Time of Federation by This book tells the story of the Australia that boasted one of the highest living standards in the world. Racism infected many things the new Commonwealth did; however, on the positive side, women already had the vote in South Australia, a right that would soon extend to all. From politics to war, living and entertaining, working, traveling and shopping, this is Australia at the time of Federation.
Publication Date: 2013
The Constitution: The Document That Created the Nation by This text tells the story of how Australia’s supporters at home and in Britain worked to create the framework for Australia’s Constitution. In this book you will find the full text of the Constitution, along with explanations of the most important and influential sections, how changes were made, and how Australia ultimately achieved full independence.
Publication Date: 2011
The States: Their Place in Federal Australia by
Publication Date: 2012
This book follows the development of the individual Australian states from their colonial beginnings to today, examining the way each colony gained self-government and how each eventually agreed to become part of a federal Australia.
Women Who Made Australian History by
Publication Date: 2014
This book shows how many talented and charismatic women worked tirelessly to make the nation what it is today. Women were key workers for universal voting rights, federation, to improve working conditions, and to gain equality in a male-dominated society.
Books from RRC
Australian history : dreamtime to the great war
Call Number: 994 BUR
Publication Date: 2001
Subjects:Aboriginal peoples; Australia - Federation; Australia - History; Convicts; Discovery and exploration; Gold mining - Australia - History; Penal colonies; World War, 1914-1918 - Australia
Our Federation Journey - Who Didn't Celebrate in May 1901?
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Australia became a nation when the six self-governing colonies united in 1901. Before this, the colonies were politically separate, with their own laws and parliaments. During the long political process that led to Federation, a stronger sense of Australian nationalism developed. But as this narrative explains, not everyone celebrated Federation in 1901.