Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />On January 1, 1901, the colonies were federated.<br />This was the birth of the...
Aborigines in the New Australia<br />In 1901, the British made laws against the Aborigines<br />They limited where Aborigi...
Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was created from New South Wales in 1911...
Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />Australia willingly participated in World War I as a member of the British Empi...
Oceania in WWII<br />The Kokoda Track campaign was the first time that Australia’s security was threatened.<br />Japan inv...
Oceania in WWII<br />Oceania was the sight of the Pacific Campaign fought between American and Japanese forces, using a te...
Australia Today<br />Prior to the 1970s, Australia promoted a policy called “White Australia.”<br />They would not allow n...
Australia today<br />In 1986, all legal ties with the British Empire were severed with the passing of the Australia Act.<b...
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6 Independent Australia

  1. 1. Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />On January 1, 1901, the colonies were federated.<br />This was the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia, a Dominion of the British Empire.<br />
  2. 2. Aborigines in the New Australia<br />In 1901, the British made laws against the Aborigines<br />They limited where Aborigines could live and work.<br />The government took some Aboriginal children from their homes. Some of them were raised by European settlers.<br />The children lost contact with their parents and Aboriginal culture.<br />The goal was to end Aboriginal culture because the British feared the Aboriginal people.<br />
  3. 3. Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was created from New South Wales in 1911 for the new capital of Canberra.<br />
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  6. 6. Australia’s On Its Own(Well, sort of)<br />Australia willingly participated in World War I as a member of the British Empire.<br />Many Australians consider the defeat of the ANZACs in Gallipoli during World War I to be the true birth of the nation.<br />
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  8. 8. Oceania in WWII<br />The Kokoda Track campaign was the first time that Australia’s security was threatened.<br />Japan invaded Papua New Guinea, then a territory of Australia.<br />This was the first time Australians fought and died repelling an invader on Australian soil without the support or presence of the United Kingdom.<br />
  9. 9. Oceania in WWII<br />Oceania was the sight of the Pacific Campaign fought between American and Japanese forces, using a technique called island-hopping.<br />The most important battles of the Pacific Campaign included:<br />Midway (June 1942)<br />Iwo Jima (February - March 1945)<br />Manila (March 1945)<br />Okinawa (April - June 1945)<br />
  10. 10. Australia Today<br />Prior to the 1970s, Australia promoted a policy called “White Australia.”<br />They would not allow non-Caucasians to immigrate to Australia.<br />That has since changed.<br />
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  12. 12. Australia today<br />In 1986, all legal ties with the British Empire were severed with the passing of the Australia Act.<br />Today, Australia is a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as queen.<br />In 1999, 55% of voters rejected the idea of becoming a republic.<br />

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