Australia day is the national day of australia celebrating the arrival of the first fleet at sydney cove in 1788 it is a day to celebrate all the things that people love about the country of australia. Learn about the history of australia, including aboriginal history, british settlers and australian history and politics from the 20th century onwards, including wwi, wwii australia's early history australia's aboriginal people have the oldest continuous culture on earth. This is an nfsa digital learning resource see all digital learning websites.
Australian colonial rule and its legacy tend to be neglected, but as papua new guinea marks 40 years of independence the nation is still living with the consequences. Australia gained independence on the 11th december 1931 when the british parliament passed the statute of westminster it's a sad fact that most australians reading that statement will be gaining the knowledge for the first time. Happy australian independence day anne twomey is an associate professor at the university of sydney law school and author of the australia acts 1986: australia's statutes of independence.
About us today independence australia is a major provider of services to people with a disability as a social enterprise, we're about providing choices for people living with a disability or other personal need, supporting them to regain and retain their independence. 1930s to 1980seffective independence from uk achieved by the post-war period, eventually culminating in the australia acts of 1986 1990s to date the as-yet-unfulfilled push to create a republic, replacing the british monarch with an australian as head of state. Independence day or national day essentially commemorates a very significant day in the history of a country's struggle in the attainment of its freedom australia day is celebrated as australia's official national day on the 26 january. Australia, officially called the commonwealth of australia, is a country and sovereign state in the southern hemisphere, located in oceania its capital city is canberra , and its largest city is sydney. The australian constitution is the most important document in australian government history it established the commonwealth of australia government, defined its structure, powers and procedures, and defined the rights and obligations of the states in relation to the commonwealth.
Pre-history of australia the exact date of the first human settlement in the australian continent is a matter of controversy the most commonly accepted fact is that inhabitation first occurred in australia 40,000 to 50,000 years ago when people from the north migrated and settled on the island. Home learning closer look a short history of parliament australian parliamentary timeline australian parliamentary timeline closer look - a short history of parliament [pdf 340mb, 13 pages. History the first inhabitants of australia were the aborigines, who migrated there at least 40,000 years ago from southeast asia there may have been between a half million to a full million aborigines at the time of european settlement today about 350,000 live in australia.
Declaration of independence, in us history, document that was approved by the continental congress on july 4, 1776, and that announced the separation of 13 north american british colonies from great britain. The declaration of independence, 1776 by issuing the declaration of independence, adopted by the continental congress on july 4, 1776, the 13 american colonies severed their political connections to great britain. History independence australia was founded in 1957 by a group of paraplegic and quadriplegic patients in the spinal unit at melbourne's austin hospital together with carers, they shared a dream of living independently and formed an organisation that was the birth of independence australia in its original form, the paraplegic association of.
The australian colonies government act  allowed constitutions for new south wales, victoria, south australia and tasmania in 1850 elections for legislative councils were also held in the colonies of victoria, south australia and tasmania. The archipelago gained independence on 30 july 1980 as vanuatu and joined the commonwealth after independence, the vp remained in power for 11 years, under the leadership of lini during this period an attempt at secession, supported by the na-griamel movement and some francophone inhabitants, was suppressed. Queensland's early days were spent as part of the british-administered colony of new south wales which, at that time, occupied a large part of the australian continent brisbane was established in 1825 as a penal settlement for the more intractable convicts. The constitutional history of australia began with the first white settlement in sydney in 1788 and has undergone numerous constitutional changes since.