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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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…

Rating the Best Thoroughbreds of the 20th Century

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…

Fortunately, this no longer applies and Australia is a mix of over 250 of the world's peoples and, in the main, works like a well-oiled clockwork machine. The white Australia policy was repealed soon after the second world war due to the serious depletion of the already small population.

Fortunately, this no longer applies and Australia is a mix of over 250 of the world's peoples and, in the main, works like a well-oiled clockwork machine. The white Australia policy was repealed soon after the second world war due to the serious depletion of the already small population.

1901: To celebrate Australia's federation, the Queen Victoria Markets was covered with streamers, foliage and flags. #QVB #Sydney

1901: To celebrate Australia's federation, the Queen Victoria Markets was covered with streamers, foliage and flags. #QVB #Sydney

Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902-Granting women the vote in the House of Reprentatives and the Senate. South Australia refused to abolish the women's right to vote so the sake of the Commonwealth it was adopted federally...with the exception of indigenous women. There is always a catch ans reflects the attitudes of the day.

Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902-Granting women the vote in the House of Reprentatives and the Senate. South Australia refused to abolish the women's right to vote so the sake of the Commonwealth it was adopted federally...with the exception of indigenous women. There is always a catch ans reflects the attitudes of the day.

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