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A Nation at Last

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Alternate image textBy 1880, the six Australian colonies had grown into distinct and separate provinces proud of their own political institutions, defence organisations and commercial enterprises. Despite the rivalry, these six States came together in peace to form a new nation, a rare event by world standards. This exhibition tells the story of Federation and how in the words of Henry Lawson became "A Nation at Last". This exhibition on line is supported by extensive teachers notes for both primary and secondary students.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.