Sydney Convention draws up a federal Constitution for Australia

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 8.1.1.00: Australian Writing and Culture.

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.
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Editors. "Sydney Convention draws up a federal Constitution for Australia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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