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A bronze medallion commemorates the Federation of the Australian Colonies in 1901.

The Federation of Australia is recorded in Sydney Town Hall on a large bronze medallion, inscribed with the names of the federated Australian states and those of Sydney's aldermen. Made by Messrs J Castle at a cost of 100 pounds and installed in 1904, the shield shaped memorial features a richly moulded ornamental border and anchor and mural crown, emblems that comprise the city badge.

The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria 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.

 

Location

Address:483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873223
Long: 151.206716
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Monument Designer:J Castle

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1904
Front Inscription
ALDERMEN OF THE CITY 
(Names) 

NEW SOUTH WALES · VICTORIA·QUEENSLAND ·
SOUTH AUSTRALIA ·TASMANIA · WESTERN AUSTRALIA ·
ERECTED
TO COMMEMORATE
The FEDERATION Of
— AUSTRALIA —
1st. JAN, 1901. 

SIR JAMES GRAHAM
MAYOR OF SYDNEY
R.M.McSheyne Anderson Town Clerk 
Source: MA
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