Part 1 - The Road to Federation and Beyond
- Federation: 1840-1879
- The process to federate the six Australian colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia took over fifty years from its beginnings in the 1840s.
- Federation: 1880-1900
- The 1880s proved to be 'the turning point at which the 'federal idea' found in all the schemes of the previous forty years would be transformed into the Federation movement.'
- Federation: 1901-1914
- The Commonwealth of Australia came into being on Tuesday 1 January 1901.