Geoff Cass

Federation was a time for Australians to show their patriotism, and so they did even in Brisbane. But it was a parochial patriotism which infected Brisbane and sternly declared. ‘Queensland for the Queenslanders”.

On 2 September 1899 Queensland voted in favour of federation, while the capital returned a strong ‘no’ vote. This volume considers the impact of impending federation and its aftermath by examining the Brisbane political, commercial and social Scene.

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