The Commonwealth of Australia

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On 1 Jan. 1901 New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania were federated under the name of the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’, the designation of ‘colonies’ being at the same time changed into that of ‘states’—except in the case of Northern Territory, which was transferred from South Australia to the Commonwealth as a ‘territory’ on 1 Jan. 1911.


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Books of Reference

  1. The principal publications of the Bureau are:Google Scholar
  2. Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia. 1907 to dateGoogle Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1973

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  • John Paxton

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