Australia I: Colonies, Conventions and the Constitution


in The Constitution of Independence

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780198268956
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191713200 | DOI:
Australia I: Colonies, Conventions and the Constitution

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This chapter traces Australian constitutional development from the earliest days of settlement, through the Constitutional Conventions of the 1890s and enactment of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, to the lead-up to the adoption of the Statute of Westminster. Again, Imperial Theory and Independence Theory tendencies are identified, as in the chapters on Canada and New Zealand.

Keywords: Moore; Quick; Garran; Clark; Bailey; Latham

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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