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1890 Australasian Federation Conference

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Date: 6 Feb 1890 to 14 Feb 1890
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,map
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The Australasian Federation Conference held in Melbourne from 6 to 14 February 1890,

At the Australasian Federation Conference held in Melbourne from 6 to 14 February 1890, leading politicians from the six Australian colonies and New Zealand affirmed the desirability of ‘an early union under the crown’ and committed themselves to persuading their governments to send delegates to a convention which would ‘consider and report’ on a scheme for a federal constitution.

This photograph shows colonial delegates to the Australasian Federation Conference held in 1890.

Delegates to the Australasian Federation Conference of 1890.

Back row, left to right:

A Inglis Clark (Tasmania);
Captain Russell (New Zealand);
Sir Samuel Griffith (New South Wales);
Sir Henry Parkes (New South Wales);
T Playford (South Australia);
Alfred Deakin (Victoria);
B.S. Bird (Tasmania);
G.H. Jenkins (conference secretary).

Seated, left to right:

W McMillan (New South Wales);
John Hall (New Zealand);
JM Macrossan (Queensland);
Duncan Gillies (Victoria);
John Cockburn (South Australia);
James Lee-Steere (Western Australia).

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