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The arch commemorates the Centenary of Federation of the Australian colonies in January 1901.

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:O G Road, Payneham, 5070
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.893485
Long: 138.642715
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 2001
Right Side Inscription

Federation Arch

To commemorate the celebration of the Centenary of Federation

1901 - 2001

Unveiled by 

Mayor Laurie Fioravanti

Clarrie Pollard President Payneham R. & S. L.

ANZAC Day 25th April 2001


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