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Who impacted the Federation of Australia?

What? (we are learning to): Find out about a key person in Australia’s Federation.

Why?(this will): Help us have a deeper understanding Australia’s history.

How? (I’ll be able to): Research and explain the impact an individual had on Australia’s Federation.

Choose a key person in Federation history and research the answers to the following questions.

Alfred Deakin (1856-1919)

http://primeministers.naa.gov.au

Who was Alfred Deakin? Give a brief summary.
Where was he born?
What were Alfred Deakin’s views about Federation?
What significant things happened when Deakin was Prime Minister?

 

 

Henry Parkes (1815 – 1895)

http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au

Why was Henry Parks known as the `Father of Federation’?
What was his famous speech `The Tenterfield Address’ about?
What is significant about the date of Parkes’ death?
Why do you think Parkes is referred to as one of the most significant politicians in Australian history?

 

 

Edmund Barton (1849-1920) 

http://primeministers.naa.gov.au

Edmund Barton was Australia’s first…

What contribution did Barton make to Federation?

What is an interesting fact about Edmund Barton?

 

 

Useful links for your research:

Behind the News – Constitution http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939299.htm

Parliamentary Education Office – Federation http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/federation.html

Federation explained – ABC Splash video http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/Federation-explained 

An Ideal City – A nation needs a capital http://www.idealcity.org.au/a_nation_needs-1.html

Australian Dictionary of Biography – Henry Parkes http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/parkes-sir-henry-4366

Civics and Citizenship Education – Henry Parkes http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/parkes,9158.html

Civics and Citizenship Education – Alfred Deakin http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/deakin,9127.html

National Museum of Australia – Alfred Deakin http://www.nma.gov.au/primeministers/alfred_deakin

Civics and Citizenship Education – Edmund Barton http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/barton,9076.html

Fast facts – Australia’s Prime Ministers – Edmund Barton http://primeministers.naa.gov.au/primeministers/barton/fast-facts.aspx

 

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When you have finished your research post your answers as a comment below. Happy researching 🙂 

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13 thoughts on “Who impacted the Federation of Australia?

  1. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    Edmund Barton was Australia’s first prime minister.
    What contribution did Barton make to Federation? Edmund Barton was part of the New South Wales parliament and supported Henry Parkes’ idea about federation. He gave many speeches trying to convince the colonies in Australia to join together and federate. After federation, he was the first prime minister.
    What is an interesting fact about Edmund Barton? In Canberra, a suburb is named Barton after him because he was prime minister. He was the youngest of nine surviving children.
    Who is his family? He had 6 children with Jane Mason Ross. Their names were: Edmund Alfred, Wilfrid, Jean Alice, Arnold Hubert, Oswald and Leila Stephanie. His parents were William Barton and Mary Louise Barton.
    From Samantha

  2. Dear Miss Scarrott,
    Edmund Barton was Australia’s first Prime Minister of Australia on New Year’s Day, he was Prime Minister for two years 1901-1903.
    What contribution did Barton make to Federation? He made an important speech’s to get the audience’s attention to support his idea.
    What is an interesting fact about Edmund Barton? He was born January 18th Celbe Sydney. He Died the 7th of January in 1920 Medlow bath, New South Wale. He was buried south head cemetery Sydney.

    Who is Edmund Barton’s family? He had 15 siblings, 6 children and 1 spouse.

    From Gracie and Jorja

  3. Dear Miss. Scarrott,
    Here are the answers for the questions you asked!

    Who was Alfred Deakin? Give a brief summary.
    Alfred Deakin used to be a journalist for the London newspaper. But after getting elected, he became Australia’s second prime minister and he was also one of the two Prime Ministers who held the position three times. For 20 years, Deakin worked for colonial politics.

    Where was he born?
    He was born in Melbourne, Victoria.

    What were Alfred Deakin’s views about Federation?
    Alfred Deakin always believed and convinced people that the Australian separate colonies should join together and become a nation along with Edmund Barton for 10 years.

    What significant things happened when Deakin was Prime Minister?
    He introduced the laws to the people which improved the workers on shops and factories. Deakin’s second time in the government was more successful than the first time, some of the things he had done was that he provided for the alteration of electoral boundaries as well as establishing a national code.

    In between the times of Deakin not being a prime minister, what was he doing?
    He continued working in the government.

    By Angela and Dayday

  4. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    Why was Henry Parks known as the `Father of Federation’? He made great national government for all Australia.

    What was his famous speech `The Tenterfield Address’ about? It was about uniting Australia together.

    What is significant about the date of Parkes’ death? 5 years after he died Australia became a federation.

    Why do you think Parkes is referred to as one of the most significant politicians in Australian history? Because he made a speech that changed Australia into a federation. it was called ‘The Tenterfield Address’.

    Who were Henry Parkes’ parents? Thomas Parkes, who was a tenant farmer on Stoneleigh Abbey Estate, and Henry’s mother, Martha Parkes who died on the 20th of September, 1842.

    From Mark.

  5. Dear Miss Scarrott
    Answers
    1-He is often called the ‘Father of Federation’ for his role as a long-time protester for the cause.
    2- In October 1889. He made a speech. He’s trying to get the colonies to unite and make a great nation.
    3- 5 years after his death, Australia was known as a nation.
    4-I think because Henry Parkes is perhaps the most significant figure in nineteenth century Australian politics by being 5 times of being the Premier of New South Wales.
    My Questions
    What is his family?
    Answers
    31 kids, 1 dad, 1 mum, 6 siblings and 4 formerly married women.
    From Bruke

  6. Edmund Barton (1849-1920)

    Edmund Barton was Australia’s first Prime Minister.
    What contribution did Barton make to Federation? He made many speech to convince other people to support him with the ideas of Australian colonies should join together (federate) and become one nation. Than he became the first Prime Minister.
    What is an interesting fact about Edmund Barton? The interesting fact about Edmund Barton was that he became the first Prime Minister then become high court judge. In Canberra one of the older suburbs was name Barton. He has also been put on stamp
    What was Edmund Barton hobbies or favourites? He was very intelligent from his childhood and had a great love for music, literature and art.

    From Htaw Nay Moo,Simon

  7. Dear Miss Scarrot
    What contribution did Barton make to Federation?
    DID Edmund Barton wanted Australia to become one untied nation?
    What is an interesting fact about Edmund Barton?
    Edmund Barton was born in New South Wales.
    He was Australian first prime minister.
    He was a very good student and won prizes at university.
    In 1901 Australia states all joined together and become federation.
    And Edmund Barton was asked to become stand-in prime minister
    Before the election
    Did Edmund get married?
    Yes he was married to Jane mason Ross
    When did she died?
    She died in 1920
    from Brandon

  8. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    Who was Alfred Deakin? Give a brief summary.
    Alfred Deakin was Australia’s second prime minister. Edmund Barton and Alfred Deakin spent ten years before Australia’s federation trying to convince the separate colonies, to become a nation. Alfred Deakin was a journalist, he wrote a lot of newspaper articles whilst being the prime minister.
    Where was he born?
    Alfred Deakin was born in Victoria on the, 3rd of August 1856. He was born in Collingwood (it is now a part of Fitzroy).
    What were Alfred Deakin’s views about Federation?
    He always wanted to try things new for the federation of Australia
    What significant things happened when Deakin was Prime Minister? He quit in 1903 to become a judge in high court, but he was back in government on December 16 later that year. He became prime minister in July 1905. He was an on and off prime minister.

    From Jess

  9. Alfred Deakin was barrister, journalist and prime mister was born 3 August 1856 at Collingwood Melbourne. Deakin thought federation was important however spoke against colonial office and British foreign policy in the pacific. Deakin was prime mister three times first time 1903-04 , second 1905-08 and third 1909-10. Deakin formed a government with labour support and proceeded to deal with issues such as welfare, the high court and the ultimate location of the seat of government. He died on October 7 1919 at age 63.

  10. Dear Miss Scarrott
    Why was Henry Parks known as the `Father of Federation’?
    Henry Parks is known as the father of federation because he made a speech that started people talking about federation.

    What was his famous speech `The Tenterfield Address’ about?
    The famous speech is about Australia becoming a nation and federation.

    What is significant about the date of Parkes’ death?
    Henry Parks died 5 years before federation he sadly died from small pox at the age of 81 his dream was carried on by Edmond Barton.

    Why do you think Parkes is referred to as one of the most significant politicians in Australian history?
    I think he is one of the most significant people in Australian history because of his good deeds. He also achieved a night ship from the queen he was also known as Sir Henry Parks from that day on. He gave a speech that started the colony’s talking about federation.

    What did Henry Parks do at Tenterfield?
    On 24 October 1889 at a reception in his honour at the Tenterfield School of Arts, Parkes delivered an address to his former constituents that was a call for Federation. In this landmark speech, which has come to be known as the Tenterfield Oration, he declared that the time was right for a convention of representatives from all the colonies to be convened ‘to devise the constitution which would be necessary for bringing into existence a federal government with a federal parliament for the conduct of national undertaking’. A former Mayor, Mr A. D. Donnelly, as early as 1935, developed a vision for the building to become a national memorial to Sir Henry Parkes, the Father of Federation. Parkes had represented the Tenterfield Electorate in the New South Parliament from 1882 to 1884 and had chosen to make his famous Federation Speech of October 1889 in the Tenterfield School of Arts. Donnelly realised that, potentially, this made the building one of the most historically significant in Australia.
    From Jemma

  11. Dear Miss Scarrott
    Thank you for letting us do this task it was really fun.

    Who was Alfred Deakin? Give a brief summary.
    Alfred Deakin was Australia’s second prime minister. He believed we should try new ideas in the government to improve the lives of Australia’s. Alfred Deakin was a lawyer and write. He believed that Australia colonies should join together to become one nation.

    Where was he born?
    Born the 3rd of august 1856, in Collingwood Melbourne.
    Die on the 7th of October 1919, in south Yarra Melbourne.

    What were Alfred Deakin’s views about Federation?
    Alfred Deakin thought federation was a great idea. We know this because he was a powerful speaker at all the conferences.

    What significant things happened when Deakin was Prime Minister?
    We found a lots of significant this that happen when Alfred Deakin was prime minister and here are some.
    -13th of December 1909 brought in a law to make everyone do military training
    -23rd of October 1907 women’s work on shows

    Fact: Alfred Deakin retired from parliament in January 1913
    From Emma and Say Meh.

  12. Dear Miss Scarrott to I learnt that
    Questions
    1. Who was Alfred Deakin? Give a brief summary.
    2. Where was he born?
    3. What were Alfred Deakin’s views about Federation?
    4. What significant things happened when Deakin was Prime Minister?

    Answer
    1. He was an Australian politician and was a leader of the movement for Australian federation and later became the second prime minister and held the position 3 times.
    2. He was born at Collingwood, Melbourne on 1856 third of August and died on 1919 October 7.
    3. He felt that federation was important and spoke against the colonial office.
    4. The three years of Deakin’s second term of office were amongst the most important for the new Commonwealth. Deakin formed a government with Labour support and proceeded to deal with issues such as welfare, the High Court and the ultimate location of the seat of government. It was during this term that vital aspects of Commonwealth administration were put into place. The Copyright Act of 1905 established the basis for a national, uniform system for copyright and the Quarantine Act of 1908 did similarly for a national quarantine system. The Bureau of Census and Statistics and the Meteorology Bureau were also established during this time, as was the Commonwealth Literary Fund and old-age pensions.

  13. Dear Miss Scarrott,

    Why was Henry Parks known as the `Father of Federation’?
    He was known because his speech helped to create the federation.

    What was his famous speech `The Tenterfield Address’ about?
    Henry Parks famous speech was about creating a great national government for Australians.

    What is significant about the date of Parks death?
    27th of April 1896 was the day henry parkes died at his house. It is significant because
    Why do you think Parks is referred to as one of the most significant politicians in Australian history?
    Henry parkes was significant to the Australian history because he said a big speech that helped make the federation.
    From Murat

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