Useful Links.

ACM Branches

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (Toowoomba Branch)

Getting it Together - From Colonies to Federation.

Using historical sources such as newspaper extracts, cartoons, speeches and biographies, Getting it Together contains a series of activities for students to explore in the classroom. The national story brings each of the colonial stories together.


The Australian Nationhood Foundation (ANF) has been set up to provide information on the Australian Constitution and our system of governance. The sorts of things that we will be providing information on used to form a part of the school’s curriculum but for decades have no longer done so.

For instance, how did our Constitution come into being? How is it that the six states continue to have a measure of independence with their own governments? And so on.

Advance Australia: South Australia and Federation (State Library of South Australia)

Australia’s Centenary of Federation (removed by the ABC Network)

Tenterfield School of Arts building that houses a museum honouring Sir Henry Parkes closes.

Australia’s Federation (Museum of Victoria)

Documenting a Democracy

Federation and the Constitution (National Archives)

Constitution and referendums (National Archives)

Federation Gateway (National Library of Australia)

Western Australia and Federation (State Library of Western Australia)

Other Sites of Interest

Parliament of Australia

Royal Central

Royal Family

Royal Family – BBC News

Royal Family –

Alfred Deakin

Australia’s Prime Minister three times. The National Museum of Australia

Sir Edmund Barton
  • The first prime minister of Australia.
  • Supporter of Federation who coined the rallying cry ‘a nation for a continent and a movement for a nation.
Sir Samuel Griffith
  • Premier of Queensland during the Federation process and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.
  • Largely credited with writing the first draft of the Australian Constitution.
Sir Henry Parkes
  • Premier of New South Wales.
  • Gave the Tenterfield Oration that called for a united Australia and helped spark public support for the Federation.
John Quick
  • He was a delegate to the Federation conferences, including the Corowa People’s Conference, where he proposed that each colony send delegates to a conference to decide on a draft constitution.
Sir George Reid
  • Premier of New South Wales during the Federation referendums.
  • Known as ‘Yes/No Reid’ because although he criticised the draft constitution, he said he would vote ‘yes’ in the first referendum.
Catherine Helen Spence
  • She was the only woman to stand for election to the second National Australasian Convention.
  • Promoted a form of proportional representation, very similar to the system currently used to elect representatives to the Senate.

Explore the rich Christian heritage of Australia and the inspiring leaders who helped shape our great nation. The Christian History Research website offers a wealth of resources, including interactive applications, books, documents, maps, video, and audio. Whether you are conducting research for personal or educational purposes, this website provides valuable insight into Australia's Christian history.

We invite you to discover the stories of courage, faith, and perseverance that have left an indelible mark on our nation. This website helps you delve deeper into Australia's Christian roots and gain a greater appreciation for its leaders' contributions throughout history.

We hope that this website will inspire you to explore the rich tapestry of Australia's Christian heritage and to continue to learn and grow in your understanding of the faith that has helped shape our country.



Crowned Republic

A Crowned Republic is a form of government that features a monarch who serves as a symbolic, ceremonial leader with limited authority over matters related to the executive branch and constitutional issues. This type of system is exemplified by countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom, which are officially classified as constitutional monarchies. Additionally, the term can be applied to historical republics where the head of state held the title of "doge," such as those found in Venice, Genoa, and the Republic of San Marino. In these cases, the monarch's role was largely symbolic, with actual governance being carried out by elected officials or other government bodies. Overall, a crowned republic is a unique blend of monarchical and republican features in which the monarch's role is largely symbolic but still serves an important ceremonial function.
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