Federation. By Georgia Ferguson. Why did Australia become a nation?.
By Georgia Ferguson
In 1883-1891 railway construction was been made between
The states after a famous poet Hennery Lawson had a
Complaint of customs between states. Also in 1856 Van Daemons land name changed to Tasmania.
The biggest change in that time was in 1901 when Australia became a nation.
During this time people from many countries came to Australia like Chinese, Vietnamese and Asian people. They came to trade produce and products, but rarely were these people allowed off the boat. These people travelled for days and got little pay and little respect.
‘What is democracy? A government of the people’ for the people, by the people. How can a government of men , for men, by the men be a democracy? Are women not to be a part of the people?’ Written on the 1st of June 1893 by Mary Lee.
In 1821 Mary Lee was born in Ireland. She moved to South Australia in 1879, and was deeply involved with gaining the power to vote. Lee organised many petitions requesting that women should be allowed to vote. Her final petition had the signature of 11600 and was given to the parliament of South Australia in 1894. That gave women the right to vote and run for parliament.
Sir Edmund Barton 1849-1920
Alfred Deakin 1845-1919
Sir Samuel Griffith 1845-1920
Sir William Lyne 1844-1913
Sir Jonh Quick 1852-1932
Sir George Reid 1845-1918
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