Sydney Convention draws up a federal Constitution for Australia (41 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 9.1.1: Australian Writing and Culture.

Context

A constitutional convention is held in Sydney, led primarily by Henry Parkes, to draw up a proposed federal Constitution for Australia. However, the individual parliaments fail to ratify it and it does not come to fruition until almost a decade later.

Citation:
Editors. "Sydney Convention draws up a federal Constitution for Australia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19052, accessed 09 December 2016.]