Reasons for federation, federation and australia's constitution, australia to 1914, sose: history, year 9, nsw introduction during the 1850s, the seemingly radical idea of uniting australia's colonies to form a single nation was conceived the idea, however, lacked popularity and was consequently abandoned. The causes of federation in australia are both pragmatic and ideological outline and analyse some of those causes as a rationale for federation.
One of the key reasons for federation was to achieve a united defence force which could better protect australia around the 1880s, the australian colonies had become increasingly concerned over the close proximity of foreign powers.
The federation of australia there are many reasons for and against the federation of australia these reasons will be conveyed in this essay before the federation australia consisted of six colonies of britain. The federation of australia was the development by which the six separate british self-governing colonies of new south wales, western australia, south australia, victoria, tasmania and queensland united together and formed one nation.
Australia is located in a subtropical area that produces dry and sinking air, which results in very little rainfall and clear skies another cause of droughts in australia, is the el niño weather pattern. The arguments against federation in australia are the same as arguments for amalgamating areas into larger unions and that is the loss of control of a region to central control history repeatedly shows areas joining together for strength and then splitting due to differences. Australia's federation came about through a process of deliberation, consultation and debate, unlike many other nations that unified as a result of war or conflict federation only went ahead with the approval of the people in a referendum (vote of the people.
Federation of australia the idea of a federation of the six australian colonies was occasionally debated among australian politicians, officials and others from about 1850 onwards there was support for the idea in official circles in britain, especially after the canadian colonies federated in 1867.
Australia became an independent nation on 1 january 1901 when the british parliament passed legislation allowing the six australian colonies to govern in their own right as part of the commonwealth of australia. Outline and analyse some of those causes as a rationale for federation the federation of australia was the development by which the six separate british self-governing colonies of new south wales, western australia, south australia, victoria, tasmania and queensland united together and formed one nation.
The federation of australia was the process by which the six separate british self-governing colonies of queensland, new south wales, victoria, tasmania, south australia, and western australia agreed to unite and form the commonwealth of australia, establishing a system of federalism in australia.