Voting Events in Australia

Year 6 contributions to a timeline about the history of Voting in Australia

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6L Classwork

Jasmine, Grace & Joravar

1788 - 1789

In 1788 Australia claimed and governed by British

Jasmine, Grace & Joravar

1835 - 1836

In 1836 the Australian Patriotic Association demanded democratic government for NSW

Jasmine,grace & joravar

1840 - 1841

In 1840 Adelaide and Sydney City Councils were established

Jasmine,Grace & Joravar

1843 - 1844

In 1843 it was the first parliamentary elections in Australia - for NSW legislative Council

Lucy, Samantha & Christiaan

1890 - 1891

Western Australia received self government.

Lucy, Samantha & Christiaan

1893 - 1894

All male British subjects over the age of 21 in Western Australia were allowed to vote.

Lucy, samantha & Christiaan

1893 - 1894

The secret ballot was introduced in Western Australia.

Lucy, Samantha & Christiaan

1895 - 1896

women over 21 were given the right to vote in South Australia.

Lucy, samantha & Christiaan

1896 - 1897

All male British subjects over the age of 21 in Tasmania were allowed to vote

Lucy, Samantha & Christiaan

1899 - 1900

women over 21 were given the right to vote in Western Australia.

Claudia, Ebony, Eli

1962 - 1963

Aboriginals were given the vote

Daniel, Arizona & Sophia

1978 - 1979

Northern Territory granted self-government

kloee oscar ryan

1988 - 1989

australian capital territory granted self government, first election held on the 4th of march

Daniel, Arizona & Sophia

1989 - 1990

Australian Capital Territory granted self-government, first election held 4 March 1989

Daniel, Arizona, Sophia

1998 - 1999

The introduction of computerised scrutiny of Senate notes.

Harvey, Stacie and Lexie

2000 - 2001

The Northern Territory gained one seat in The House of Representatives.

6S Classwork

Jamie, Bailey & Matthew

1788 - 1789

prior to European settlement Australia was occupied by groups of aboriginal and torres and strait islanders people led by elders and subject to traditional laws. These groups governed themselves through a corporate decision making process. European settlement occurred in 1788. Australia became a penal colony run by a governor (autocratic) governor.

Laura Channae & Jaden

1855 - 1856

Limited self government granted to NSW, VIC, SA AND TAS

Channae Laura and Jaden

1856 - 1857

The right to vote in south Australia was granted to all male British subjects 21 years or over.

Giaan, MIa & Noah

1877 - 1878

men over the age of 21 had the right to vote but aboriginal men were excluded from the vote

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1890 - 1891

Western Australia received self-government.

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1893 - 1894

The secret ballot was introduced in Western Australia.

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1893 - 1894

The right to vote in Queensland was granted to all male British subjects over the age of 21.

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1895 - 1896

Women over 21 were given the right to vote in South Australia.

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1896 - 1897

The right to vote in Tasmania was granted to all male British subjects over the age of 21.

Giaan, Mia & Noah

1899 - 1900

Women over the age of 21 were given the right to vote in Western Australia.

Tayla, Joshua, Usama and Emma

1927 - 1928

Parliament came together for the first time in Canberra.

Tayla, Usama, Josh and Emma

1934 - 1935

The senate coordination of voting changed to need all choices to be shown

Tayla, Usama, Josh and Emma

1949 - 1950

The Australian Aboriginals were allowed to vote in federal elections once they had been accepted in the defence forces

Allegra Isabella Angus

1962 - 1963

Voluntary enrolment and voting at federal elections extended to all Australian Aboriginals.

Allegra Isabella Angus

1965 - 1966

Queensland granted Australian Aboriginals state votes.

Allegra Isabella Angus

1966 - 1967

Australian capital territory member of representatives granted full voting rights.

kloee oscar ryan

1984 - 1985

compulsory enrolment and voting for Australian aboriginals and Torres strait islanders introduced.

kloee oscar ryan

1990 - 1991

first election conducted for aboriginal and torres straigt islander commission

kloee oscar ryan

1999 - 2000

an automated postal vote issuing system was introduced

HL

2075 - 2100

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