Catholic Education South Australia

Inquiry Questions

Why did the people of Australia decide to join as a nation?


History Teachers' Association of Australia

This unit presents a learning sequence for Year 6 students to develop their historical inquiry skills by investigating the key figures and events that led to Australia's Federation.

Link: History Teachers' Association of Australia - AC History Units  

State Library of South Australia

Federation Images. There are 92 slides in this collection – including photos, documents and cartoons.

Link: State Library of South Australia

Parliamentary Education Office

This in-depth paper explores the reasons for Federation, the Federation conventions and the referendums in which the Australian people decided to join together as a nation.

Link: Parliamentary Education Office - The Federation of Australia