Chapter 1: Lead up to Federation

July 2007
Australian Encyclopedia -- Federation of Australia;2007, p3
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Australian Encyclopedia--Federation of Australia" is presented. It discusses the history of the federal government of Australia. Henry Parkes is considered as the Father of Federation. He proposed the creation of Federation Council and succeeded in achieving a conference of ministers in preparation for the federal government. The Commonwealth of Australia was inaugurated in 1901, following the passage of the Commonwealth Bill.


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