Our Federation Leaders

In this special category students will explore the stories of our federation leaders.  

Students are invited to research and create an entry, in a format of their choosing, that considers leadership and legacy as it relates to an individual, organisation, group or an event that influenced the federation.

Australia became a nation in 1901. Before this, the continent was made up of six British colonies each with its own government and laws.

Students may wish to consider the following ideas to shape their response to the topic ‘Our Federation Leaders’.

WHY did Australia become a Federation?

HOW did Australia become a Federation?

WHO was involved in the federation movement?


More Information:

Reform of Federation White Paper

The National History Challenge special category on Federation, sponsored by the Department of Education and Training, provides an opportunity for students to look more closely at our federation leaders, past and present.