Establishing the Commonwealth Culture: A Distinctly Australian Event

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Title

Establishing the Commonwealth Culture: A Distinctly Australian Event

Subject

Federation procession, Federation parade, 1901, Federation, procession, processions, parades, parade, unity, nationhood, national identity, identity, nationalism, nationalist, Australia, Australian, Australian national identity, Australian culture, egalitarian, culture, egalitarianism, Trade Unionism, unions, unionism, Trade Union, labourer, labourers, labour, working class, Ancient Order of Druids, Oddfellows, Irish, Irish National Foresters

Description

This article written by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 2010 displays a collection of primary source materials pertaining to the Australian Federation Parade in Sydney in 1901. Of particular interest are the groups of people present at/participating in the parade. E.g. the Oddfellows, the Ancient Order of Druids, the Irish National Foresters, mounted police, a squadron of Lancers, the Australian Holy Catholic Guild, trade unionists bearing an 'Eight Hour' banner.

Also of interest is the poem extracted from the Left-wing Melbourne newspaper, The Tocsin, which, through the use of medieval imagery, laments the end of Victorian economic autonomy.

Creator

Compiled by the Australian Broadcasting Commision

Source

ABC Australia

Publisher

ABC Australia

Date

2010

Rights

Australian Broadcasting Commission, 2010

Format

PDF

Language

English

Citation

“Establishing the Commonwealth Culture: A Distinctly Australian Event,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/87.