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Question 1: The 1890 conference was organised at the instigation of Sir ________.
Charles CowperGeorge Reid (Australian politician)Henry ParkesJohn Robertson (New South Wales Premier)

Question 2: Queensland feared the advent of national legislation (see ________), which would restrict the importation of kanakas labourers and jeopardise its sugar cane industry.
European AustralianWhite Australia policyRedliningRacial segregation

Question 3: The Australian colonies were also influenced by other federations which had emerged around the world, notably the United States, ________ and Switzerland.
BelizeUnited KingdomCanadaBarbados

Question 4: In particular, the United States had experienced the traumatic ________.
TennesseeAmerican Civil WarBleeding KansasUnion (American Civil War)

Question 5: This led to the first National Australasian Convention, meeting in ________ in 1891.
Stadium AustraliaSydneyBrisbaneMelbourne

Question 6: Clark returned from London by way of ________ where he held discussions about the Draft with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Moncure Conway amongst others.
DenverPhoenix, ArizonaMassachusettsBoston

Question 7: The nascent ________ was mixed in its support for federation.
Trade unionEight-hour dayAustralian labour movementAnarcho-syndicalism

Question 8: The Convention held meetings over the course of a year, beginning first in ________ in 1897, later meeting in Sydney and culminating in Melbourne in March 1898.
Darwin, Northern TerritoryAdelaideSouth AustraliaCanberra

Question 9: In October Parkes travelled north to Brisbane and met with Sir ________ and Sir Thomas McIlwraith.
H. V. EvattEdmund BartonCharles PowersSamuel Griffith

Question 10: The final and successful push for the Federal Council came at a conference in 1883, called to debate the strategies needed to counter the activities of the German and French in New Guinea and ________.
New CaledoniaNorfolk IslandWallis and FutunaFrench Polynesia







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