Australia - Federation to Today

The Federation of Australia involved the 6 self-colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia forming one nation. They kept their systems of government but agreed to a federal government responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. The Constitution of Australia came into force on 1 January 1901. Sir Henry Parkes, Premier of New South Wales, was instrumental in the process. Sir Edmund Barton was elected as the inaugural Prime Minister.
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Rabbit-proof fence. Western Australia.  When completed in 1907, the rabbit-proof fence (including all three fences) stretched 2,023 miles (3,256 km). The cost to build the fences at the time was about £167 per mile ($250/km).[3] When it was completed in 1907, the 1,139-mile (1,833 km) No. 1 Fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world.

Rabbit-proof fence. Western Australia. When completed in 1907, the rabbit-proof fence (including all three fences) stretched 2,023 miles (3,256 km). The cost to build the fences at the time was about £167 per mile ($250/km).[3] When it was completed in 1907, the 1,139-mile (1,833 km) No. 1 Fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world.

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An announcement of the adoption of the Australian-designed Australian Flag by Australian authority in 1901

An announcement of the adoption of the Australian-designed Australian Flag by Australian authority in 1901

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Historical coach used in procession following the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932, Photo by Harold Cazneaux v@e

Historical coach used in procession following the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932, Photo by Harold Cazneaux v@e

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First vehicles across Harbour Bridge, 1932 Sydney NSW Australia
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This notice of motion was written by Gough Whitlam at The Lodge on 11 November 1975, shortly after his dismissal by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The note paper shows fold lines, presumably from being carried in the suit pocket of Gough Whitlam for his return to Parliament House.

This notice of motion was written by Gough Whitlam at The Lodge on 11 November 1975, shortly after his dismissal by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The note paper shows fold lines, presumably from being carried in the suit pocket of Gough Whitlam for his return to Parliament House.

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Australian Legend, PHAR LAP (NZ) Ch g 1926, Night Raid (GB) - Entreaty. Trainer: Harry Telford. Beloved strapper/trainer: Tommy Woodcock.  His name was Siamese for 'Lightning'. The horse by which all others in Australia are measured, such is his status even 80 years after his mysterious death in the USA in 1932. He won the 1929 AJC Derby, 1930 VRC Melbourne Cup, his last race, the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico as well as 34 others in 51 starts. Third-highest stakes-winner in…

Australian Legend, PHAR LAP (NZ) Ch g 1926, Night Raid (GB) - Entreaty. Trainer: Harry Telford. Beloved strapper/trainer: Tommy Woodcock. His name was Siamese for 'Lightning'. The horse by which all others in Australia are measured, such is his status even 80 years after his mysterious death in the USA in 1932. He won the 1929 AJC Derby, 1930 VRC Melbourne Cup, his last race, the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico as well as 34 others in 51 starts. Third-highest stakes-winner in…

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