I ran post the tigers cage. BOOM! I stop and hold my breath. None of them wake up. ‘Few’. I say and keep on running. I hate my job as a night zoo keeper. It’s always dark and I hate the dark plus there are to many violent animals that if I wake will rip me to pieces. I run away quickly. This is so scary. At night facing death. Maybe I should just quit. That’s it I should quit. Who wants to risk there life taking care of animals? ‘Ahhhhhhhhhh!’
I loved working on this. We had to find information and put it in one note using our note taking skills. After-wards we had to put it in our own words (Road to federation post 1). Then we had to get in to groups of 3 (James, Madeline and I). And this is what we made.
Australia started of with 6 colonies: Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The main laws from all the colonies were made by the British rulers back in the United Kingdom.
In 1872 telegraphs (A type of mail) linked all the colonies and the idea of being Australian was celebrated through out Australia in songs and many poems. But Western Australia was not so happy about this.
Western Australia ( W.A) was not always a part of the Australian Commonwealth? It means they did not follow all of the same rules. They didn’t think voting for a government/prime minister was the best thing for them.
Western Australia did join the commonwealth though. They joined the commonwealth because when they had their gold rush all the people from the other colonies came, so after spending so much time socializing with people from other colonies they decided to join the commonwealth.
But before all this, in 1898, a referendum took place so that people in the nations could vote on the ruler. Queensland and Western Australia did not vote or get in on the action. Have you heard about Edmund Barton and the others? Lets learn about them now.
Henry Parkes was the premier of New south wales. This means he was the first to rule New south wales. He was the ruler of New South Wales 5 times and one of the most prominent men in parlerment. In October 1889 in a meeting called Tenterfield Address he asked for the colonies to ‘unite and create a great national government for all Australia’.
Lord Hopetoun was the first governor general. This means he was the chief representative of the Crown in a Commonwealth country of which the British monarch is head of state.
Edmund Barton was the first prime minister of Australia. This means he was the first federal government.
Alfred Deaken was the colonial politician. This means he was a politician from a certain colony.