Author(s): Nicolas Brasch
One hundred-and-fifty years ago, Australia’s six growing colonies didn’t always get along with each other. Many people wanted them to unite as a federation – to make an Australian nation – but not everyone agreed. Follow the long road of arguments, conventions, conferences and voting that led the Australian people to elect a national government.
About the series:
Written for the new Australian History Curriculum, the Building a Nation series asks students: What do we know about Australia's colonial past? How did the Australian colonies develop over time? How did Australia become a nation? What contribution have significant people made to the development of Australia?