The Federation resolutions [NSW Parliament, 15 May 1890]

[Editor: This record of proceedings in the Legislative Assembly (NSW) of 14 May 1890 was published in The Australian Star (Sydney), 15 May 1890. It includes a report of George Dibbs’ “I have a dream” speech (7 August 1889).] The Federation resolutions. The debate upon the Federation resolutions was resumed by Mr. DIBBS, who was […]

Birth of a nation: Historical sketch [1 January 1901]

[Editor: An article regarding the Federation of Australia. Published in The Brisbane Courier, 1 January 1901.] Birth of a nation. Historical sketch. Though the first discovery of Australia is still to a large extent in the region of uncertainty, it has generally been accepted that the honours of early exploration belong to the Dutch; Dirk […]

Federation letters: Appeal by the Premier and the Treasurer [3 June 1898]

[Editor: A letter from Charles Cameron Kingston (the Premier of South Australia) and Frederick William Holder (the Treasurer of SA) regarding the proposed federation of the colonies of Australia. Published in The Advertiser, 3 June 1898.] Federation letters. Appeal by the Premier and the Treasurer. To the Editor. Sir — We earnestly ask electors to […]

Erase the Border Line! [poem by John Knight, 2 September 1899]

[Editor: A poem regarding the vote for the federation of the Australian colonies. Published in the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, 2 September 1899.] Erase the Border Line! [By John Knight.] Men! if your hope is to bridge main with main, Rise to this holy work, and be ye true, Erase the border […]

Sir Henry Parkes at Tenterfield [25 October 1889]

[Editor: A report on the speech made by Sir Henry Parkes at Tenterfield (NSW), on 24 October 1889, which is regarded as one of the major events leading to the federation of the Australian colonies. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 1889.] Sir Henry Parkes at Tenterfield. Banquet to the Premier. A brilliant […]