Australian Events

Posted in 1897


  • March 22 to April 23: The second Federal Convention meets in Adelaide to begin drawing up a constitution. Delegates come from all colonies except Queensland and are mostly experienced politicians from professional or commercial backgrounds.
  • May - September: The Constitution Bill is debated in the various colonial houses of parliament.
  • September 2-24: The Federal Convention meets again in Sydney.
    The Macquarie Book of Events, 1983 p 342.