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The wall commemorates the centenary of the Federation of Australia.

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 (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to 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:Gwy Terrace & Wallace Street, Balaklava, 5461
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.153706
Long: 138.416964
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:01-January-1901
Actual Event End Date:01-January-2001
Artist:Marie Jönsson-Harrison (Hallett Cove, SA)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 23rd November, 2001
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This Federation Wall was officially opened by Neil Andrew Speaker of the House of Representatives and Federal Member for Wakefield on 23rd November 2001

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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