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1895 Premiers Conference in Hobart Tasmania

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Date: 29 Jan 1895 to 29 Jan 1895
Location: Hobart, Tasmaniamap
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The 1895 Premiers Conference in Hobart Tasmania

The Premiers Conference in Hobart on the 29th of January 1895 agreed to calling a second Constitutional Convention with elected delegates from each colony to attend. The draft Constitution adopted here to put forward at this proposed Convention was a modification of the Corowa Conference Plan.

Commencing in the Chief Secretary's office at 10.30 am, the meeting lasted until 5 o'clock that afternoon. It was Chaired by Tasmanian Premier Sir. Edward Braddon who was elected to that position by the other attendees.

Present were:

Mr. George Houston Reid (New South Wales),
Mr. George Turner (Victoria),
Mr. Charles Cameron Kingston (South Australia).
Mr. Hugh Muir Nelson (Queensland),
Sir. John Forrest KCMG (Western Australia), and
Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon, K.C.M.G., M.H.A. (Tasmania).


  • Premiers' Conference on Federation, Hobart, 29 Jan 1895 [picture]. hosted on the National Library of Australia's TROVE site. first accessed online on the 21st of January 2021 at: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136811482/view
  • The Conference of Premiers at Hobart by Reid, G H George Houstoun (1845-1918). A digital text sponsored by New South Wales Centenary of Federation Committee. as hosted on the University of Sydney Library website. first accessed online on the 21st of January 2021 at: https://adc.library.usyd.edu.au/data-2/fed0033.pdf (Source Text: Prepared from the print article in Review of Reviews February 1895, Pages 149-153. First Published: 1895)

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