Federation Gallery

Birth certificates of a nation

These documents are located in our Federation Gallery. To help preserve them for future generations, they are available for viewing at special events, and for booked groups. You can also see them online, below.

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    Australia's Constitution, 1900
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    The Queen gives her assent, 1900
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    Office of Governor-General, 1900
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    A nation's birth proclaimed, 1900
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    Towards independence, 1942
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    Change by referendum, 1967
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    Sovereign & independent, 1986
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