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  • In the 1800's Australia was a continent divided       into 6 colonies with it's own laws and armys
  • In 1889 Henry Parks wanted to make Australia a single country!!!   :D
  • Also known as FEDERATION
  • Henry Parks
  • um...
  • It doesn't work for everyone!
  • no no no no
  • OMG!!
  • No!
  • Time passed and people kept fighting for the cause of Federation.
  • Including Alfred Deakin, who was part of a new generation and thought the continent should be a united country  and eventually helped to convinced the colonies to give  it another shot
  • SA gave women the right to vote and wanted the whole country to have that right
  • Eventually a new Constitution was written and most colonies let their people vote if they wanted in or out
  • In 1899 all colonies, except WA, said YES
  • WA joined a year later
  • In 1901 in Sydney Centennial Park the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed a FEDERATION
  • First Prime Minister Edmund Barton  help to write the new Constitution
  • Sadly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not included in the Constitution, and the new governor made it harder for people that were not European to immigrate to AUS... 
  • ...but a major point in Australia history.
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