Federation explained-(BTN Reflection Structure)

This video was about how Australia was colonised and the ways each of the colonies sorted out their differences.

In 1642 Abel Tasman, a dutch explorer found Tasmania and if he decided to make a colony there this country could be inhabited by the dutch right now. In 1770 captain cook claimed land in Botany Bay, Sydney and by the 1850’s  there were six different colonies, almost like six different countries in one whole continent and even though Great Britain was the boss of them all they each had their own defence forces, trade policies and railway systems.  You couldn’t travel from Melbourne to Brisbane because the widths of the tracks were different in those states but while they were thinking about the benefits of joining together  they were still suspicious about each other. Some countries have to fight a war to claim independence over other countries. Why can’t all countries sort out peace with each other? Why did it take so long to give aborigines rights?

Here is the link to the video-http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/federation-explained




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