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4.11 Conclusion

As part of this learning module you have investigated the key people, ideas and events in the development of Australian self-government and democracy.

1. What overall picture of an emerging Australian nation do these eight Defining Moments and case study provide? Explain your answer.

2. Do some further research on key people, events and ideas in the development of Australian democracy to test the ideas you have gained from this investigation. Does this research reinforce and/or change the views you have developed from these defining moments?

Finding out more

Watch Episode 10 Creating a Nation from the Australian Journey video series, which examines the making of the Australian Constitution and the careful balances it seeks to maintain.

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