Digital Education Resource Library
formerly mathsnet.vic.edu.au

       Resources for the 5 Project Themes 

This Mathematics Project is based on the video 
“6=1 - Mathematics and the Federation of Australia”. 

(a)          Comparing Population and Area

 Population in 1901 and 2001
http://www.dcita.gov.au/centenary/population.htm

Area of each Australian States in 2001
1996 Year Book Australia 
Aust Bureau Statistics
R319.4 AUS  

Area of each Australian State in 1901
Use the map from 1859 and 1911 with the current area for each state
and work backwards to find the area of each state in 1901
http://www.dcita.gov.au/centenary/boundaries.htm

 (b)          Criss Crossing the Country

 Use the Australian Geographic Map of Australia
(I cannot find a list of the towns that Edmund Barton visited, 
so choose 6 towns of your own along the Murray River)

 (c)           Parliamentary Representation  

A good reference is the Australian Yearbook

 Electorates in the first Parliament–their names and their Members
http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/pol/centenary/fedseats.htm
 

Outline of Australian Electoral History - gives outline of number of seats in 1901 and 2001
http://www.aec.gov.au/pubs/factfiles/factsheet2.htm

Historical Listing of Number of Seats since 1901, 
http://www.aec.gov.au/reps/divisions.htm

(d)          Polling the Population

 You have to make your own question, and determine your polling sample.
To help determine the profile of your polling sample, 
examine the age distribution of the population of Australia.  

Population - Population age-sex structure - 1901 and 2001
Go the Aust. Bureau Statistics
Click on Australia Now       Australia Now - A statistical profile of Australia
then click on Population
then click on Population age-sex structure

OR then click on Population projections

OR try

Centenary Article - A century of population change in Australia (Year Book Australia, 2001)

 (e)           Arching the Federation

 Arches from the Past
http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/fed100/Stereoscop/archindex.htm

 A Great Picture of Melbourne’s 2001 Federation Arch
http://www.abc.net.au/federation/federactive/rivalarch.htm

 Other Interesting Web Sites

Centenary of Federation - Victoria- Federation Documents Online  
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~centfed/

Documenting a Democracy
http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/home.htm

Sydney’s Coal Arch Puzzle
http://www.abc.net.au/federation/federactive/quizzes/coalarch_puzzle.htm

Short Profiles on Dinkum Aussies – for example:  Edmund Barton
http://www.dinkumaussies.com/DA.htm

National Library Federation Gateway
http://www.nla.gov.au/guides/federation/

Online Images for the National Gallery
http://www.nla.gov.au/cgi-bin/images1/images1q.pl

Cybertour of  Our Nations First Capital - Melbourne
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/federationexbn/index.htm

Australian Federation Full Text Database
http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/fed/
 

SOFWeb – Victorian Education Department Web Links on Federation
http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/fed100/resourURLs.htm
 

List of Senators
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/senators/sen_list.htm

List of Members of the House of Representatives
http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/mplist.htm

Profile of Population within each Electorate
http://www.aec.gov.au/electoral_regions/main.htm