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Halls Gap Centenary Hall was erected to commemorate the centenary of Federation.
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia formed one nation. They kept the systems of government that they had developed as separate colonies but also would have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia.
|Address:||115 Grampians Road, Halls Gap, 3381|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.140366|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1901|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2001|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||July-2000|
GRAMPIANS SANDSTONE FROM THE LOCAL MT DIFFICULT
QUARRY WAS USED IN THE CONSTRUCION OF VICTORIA'S
PARLIAMENT HOUSE SOME 120 YEARS AGO.
THE STONE IN THIS WALL WAS HEWN FROM THE
SAME SOURCE, AROUND THE SAME TIME.
SINCE PARLIAMENT HOUSE WAS THE FIRST SEAT OF
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA FROM 1901 TO 1927,
THE HALLS GAP COMMUNITY CELEBRATES THIS CONNECTION
WITH THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION. JULY 2000.