Resource Sheet 5

Results of the referendum in Queensland by region, 1899

Electorate For Against Total votes Percentage yes Percentage no
Total South 14,285 22,398
Total Central 12,132 6,862
Total North 12,376 3,332
Total Queensland 38,793 32,592

Irving, Helen (ed), The Centenary Companion to Australian Federation.


A cartoon about Queensland's attitude to federation from The Brisbane Courier, 1899

The Brisbane Courier, 1899, National Library of Australia.
Students, please note: today, a cartoon such as ‘Provincialism’ would be considered racist.