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British Colonization (1770-1901)[edit | edit source]
In 1770, the British sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which they named New South Wales and claimed the area for Great Britain.  On 1 January 1901, the Constitution of Australia came into force, and the six separate British self-governing colonies became the states of the Commonwealth of Australia. 
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References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Australia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia#European_arrival, accessed 6 November 2020.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Federation of Australia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Australia, accessed 6 November 2020.