Series 6: Papers relating to the Federation Campaign 1890-1901

These papers chiefly comprise draft bills to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia, many of which bear emendations in Barton's hand.

ITEM   DESCRIPTION
978-85 Copies of commissions, letters patent, appointing various Governors of colonies.
986 An Act to remove doubts as to the validity of colonial laws. 29 June 1865
987 An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the Government thereof... 29 March 1867
988 An Act to constitute a Federal Council of Australasia. 14 August 1885
989 Correspondence relating to the Federation conference in Australia. Presented to both Houses of Parliament... May 1890
990-990b Draft of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1891
  As adopted by the National Australasian Convention, 9 April 1891. 3 copies. One unbound copy (990), one bound copy interleaved in exercise book with MS notes and emendations (990a), one bound copy with no annotations (990b).
991-991a A Bill to provide for the submission of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia as adopted by the National Australasian Convention... for the consideration of the people of Queensland. 1891
992 [Draft of] a Bill for the Federation of the Australasian Colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and the Province of South Australia and the Government thereof... with MS emendations. 1892
993 Rules and Proposals of the Australasian Federation League, Sydney. 1894
994 An Act to enable New South Wales to take part in the framing, acceptance and enactment of a Federal Constitution for Australia. 23 December 1895
  Barton's working copy.
995 Australian Federal Convention: Bathurst Financial Scheme. November 1896
  Illustrated by Dr. Quick
996-996a Australasian Federal Convention, Adelaide. 22 March 1897
  Roll of Members. Also Barton's certificate of membership.
997 Australasian Federal Convention, Adelaide, 1897. 1891, 1895
  Volume containing Draft Bill of Convention of 1891, Australasian Federation Enabling Act, 1895, Regulations thereunder, and list of Delegates of Convention of 1891.
998 Draft of a bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 9 April 1891
  As adopted by the National Australasian Convention. Marked "as amended by Constitutional Committee 1897."
999-999a Draft of a bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia, 1897. 9 April 1897 (with envelope)
  Prepared by E. Barton, Sir John Downer and R. O'Connor. Also suggestions as to drafting from the Finance Committee of the Australasian Federal Convention, Adelaide.
1000 Draft of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1897
  Copy of Federal Constitution under the Crown, framed and approved by the Australasian Federal Convention at Adelaide, South Australia, 22 March to 23 April 1897. Interleaved in exercise book with MS emendations and loose inserts.
1001-01d Draft of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1897
  As amended in Committee of the whole convention to September 22nd 1897 (Sydney). With MS emendations. Also Criticisms on the Bill with MS emendations, Barton's notes on the Criticisms, and Notes on suggested amendments with MS emendations.
1002 Draft of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1897
  As amended in Committee of the whole convention to September 22nd, and further amended to September 24th as suggested by the drafting Committee, and agreed to by the Committee of the whole and reported to the Convention and adopted (Sydney 1897). Interleaved in exercise book showing amendments proposed in Chapter IV Finance & Trade.
1003-3b Draft of a bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 12 March 1898
  As reported a fourth time with further amendments, (Melbourne) with MS emendations.
1004-4a Draft of a bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1898
  (A) as reported a fourth time with further amendments, 12 March 1898 (Melbourne) (B) As proposed to be further amended by the Drafting Committee. With MS annotations.
1005 Draft of a bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1899
  Copy of Federal Constitution under the Crown as finally adopted by the Australasian Federal Convention at Melbourne... on 16 March 1898, with the amendments agreed to by the Premiers of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, in conference at Melbourne on the 3rd February 1899.
1006 Report of the Joint Select Committee of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly appointed to consider the draft of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia.
1007 The Federal Association of New South Wales.
  Amended Constitution. Typescript.
1008-12 Samples of anti-federal literature. 1899
  Campaign of 1899.
1013 Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 15 March 1900
  With MS emendations. Marked 'Act as amended by Chamberlain, 15 March 1900'.
1014-14g Draft Bill with MS alterations suggested by Colonial Office, March 1900; notes relating to the alterations March-May 1900.
1015 Notes, memoranda, etc. concerning the discussions, between the delegation from the Federating colonies and the Colonial Office, of the draft bill.
1016-17 A Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia. 1900
  2 copies. One marked 'the bill as introduced by Mr. Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, printed by order of 14 May 1900, the date of introduction in the Commons' (1017 is an unannotated version of 1016 and has not been digitised).
1018a-20 House of Commons. 1900
  Orders of the Day for 14 May 1900, 21 June 1900, 25 June 1900 referring to the Commonwealth of Australia Bill (1018 is a duplicate of 1018a and has not been digitised).
1021 Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act. 9 July 1900
1022  Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 1, 1 January 1901, in which the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed.
  (Three copies)
1023 Western Australia, Government Gazette Extraordinary, No. 1, 1 January 1901, in which the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed.
1024 Commonwealth Hymn by Nicholas J. Gehde, which was dedicated to Barton.
  MS.
1024a  One flag, one destiny: dedicated to Federated Australia, 1st January 1901. 1901
  Small leaflet of poems inscribed to Barton. Added to the collection in 1983.