Discovering democracy: Federation timeline

TLF ID L8208

Use a timeline to find information about significant events and ideas in the establishment of a federated Australia. Nominate specific years or scroll from 1788 to 1901 to see what steps were key in determining the nature of government in Australia.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Provides a sequenced account of the development of democracy in Australia.
  • Provides succinct descriptions of key events and some of the key decisions made.
  • Shows the influence of the British system of government on Australian democracy.
  • Establishes the influence of the ‘ordinary’ citizen.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Global Vision Media
  • Organization: Global Vision Media
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Name: Australian Heritage Projects Pty Ltd
  • Organization: Australian Heritage Projects Pty Ltd
  • Description: Script writer
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Publisher
  • Name: Curriculum Corporation\; The [email protected] Federation
  • Organization: Curriculum Corporation\; The [email protected] Federation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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