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03-August-2015
03-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque at the site of the former Customs House (now the Broome Historical Society Museum) commemorates the Centenary of Federation and Australian Customs. Customs House occupied the site in Broome from 1910 - 1979. 

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 agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 January 1901, the colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

The Department of Trade and Customs is established as one of the first seven Commonwealth Departments of State following Federation. The Customs Act 1901 is given Royal Assent (3 October) and officially commences as the sixth act of Federation.

Location

Address:67 Robinson Street, Broome Historical Museum , Broome, 6725
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.967851
Long: 122.236542
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Approx. Event Start Date:1901
Approx. Event End Date:2001

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES CUSTOMS HOUSE
  Centenary of Federation
          BROOME
CUSTOMS OCCUPIED THIS BUILDING
        1910-1979
THE CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
THE CENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS


 
Source: MA
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