The Australian Experience

The Australian Experience

Creating A Nation - The Movement Towards Federation
ABC  |  June 15, 2010
Classification: General Classification: General
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Before Federation in 1901, white Australians were colonists of the British Empire. Four million people lived on the Australian continent, but there was no national defence force, no national capital and no national government. Instead, there were fierce economic and political rivalries between the six colonies, and not much cooperation.

Before Federation in 1901, white Australians were colonists of the British Empire. Four million people lived on the Australian continent, but there was no national defence force, no national capital and no national government. Instead, there were fierce economic and political rivalries between the six colonies, and not much cooperation.

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