Australian Events

Posted in 1898

  • January 20 - March 17: The third session of the Federal Convention takes place in Melbourne and completes the draft Constitution.
  • June 3-4: The first Referendum to approve the Federal Constitution is defeated even though it was passed with substantial majorities in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania; the small majority in New South Wales did not reach the statutory minimum.
    The Macquarie Book of Events, 1983 p 342.