Federation explained BTN

Insight

This clip is about how Australia became a independent country.

Summary

There were 6 colonies and Great Britain was in charge of them.  The colonies joined to make Australia and this was called Federation.

 

Recalls

On July 9th 1900 Great Britain agreed to let Australia become the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

In 1642 a Dutch explorer Abel Tasman came across Tasmania.

 

In 1770 Captain James Cook claimed a lot of Australia for Great Britain.

 

Question

Why were Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory added last?

 

 

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