My Grandfather was born on 21 August 1901 the year our country became a Federation.
In 1853 The New South Wales Legislative Council recommended establishing a general assembly of the colonies .
In 1850 the first branch of Australia's Federation League was established in Sydney.
In 1857 a Select Committee of the Parliament of Victoria reported that a 'Federal Union' would be in the interests of all the colonies.
Between 1863 and 1888 seven intercolonial conferences were held to consider various intercolonial issues.
In 1871 the Australian Natives' Association (ANA) was established in Melbourne as a mutual society, with membership restricted to white, Australian-born men.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union was established in New South Wales in 1882.
The Bulletin was highly influential in Australian culture and politics.
Fearing possible German occupation of New Guinea, Queensland annexed southern New Guinea in 1883.
The 'Father of Federation', Sir Henry Parkes made his famous Tenterfield Oration in 1889.