Auspol Explained
Auspol Explained
Dec 31, 2022
The Story of Federation: When Australia Became a Country
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January 1st, 1901 - the day of federation. Australia becomes a country, a nation in its own right, and while there's still a lot more to its journey to becoming fully independent - this is a pivotal moment in Australian history where the federal government was formed, the constitution was written, revised, and tested by the public, and the public rallied behind the idea of uniting as a nation. 

This is the story of how people like Henry Parkes, father of federation, helped the movement grow from the 1880s all the way to its eventual success around 20 years later.  

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Music: Sad Trio Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Auspol Explained would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people and their Elders as the owners and custodians of the Land that the video was filmed and edited on. This Land was stolen and never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

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