Progressive ideas and movements Defining Moments, 1750–1918
Investigation 4: Nationalism
4.3 1901 Federation
Federation — the creation of a new nation — was not inevitable. How was it achieved? And to what extent was the new nation fully independent?
Read the information about the achievement of Federation in the Defining Moment in Australian History: 1901 Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia (Federation). Use that information to answer these questions.
Look back at the Key Questions. Which of these questions do you think you can now answer fully? Which need more research?