The Commonwealth of Australia

  • S. H. Steinberg
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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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1968

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