This term we learnt about the Australian federation and the different types of governments. We did some activity’s on governments in class , then we went on with a mini project. The mini project was on THE ROAD TO FEDERATION. We had to look at two sites and then take notes. We then had to write an article with our notes. When we finished we had to make a time line using time toast. And here it is.
On February the 11th the whole school went to Queens park swimming pool to have there annual swimming sports. There was four different teams, they were Banks, Chisholm, Lawson and macarther. My first event was the boys under 13 50 metre freestyle. There was eight people racing in this event. At the end I came 5th overall, but my friend Devlin finished first so that was a thumbs up. My second event was the boys under 13 50 metre breaststroke. In this event there were also 8 people swimming. This time I came third with was a surprise because I thought I did really bad.
My last event was the boys 50 metre relay. In my team I had Devlin, Declan and Ben. The starting gun fired and everyone was off. Ben which was my team was coming first while I prepared to dive in the water. Ben touched the wall and I was off. I swam as fast as I could to the other side where my other team mate Declan was waiting for me. The second I touched the wall Declan slapped his arms and legs and he was off. By the time the other teams were finished we were already collecting our ribbons. There were still lots of events to come like the cork scramble, the waiting race and the kick board race.
While I was waiting I head off to to the canteen on the other side of the pool. I wanted to buy a sausage roll but they weren’t ready so I just bought a bottle of lift. Each team had to make a chant, and the chants would of been performed to the judges . The winning team was our team, and we scored our selves some big points. Now it was the kick board race there were 2 teams in banks the girl team and the boy team. The girl team lost while the boy team won. Now it was a five to ten minute break. While we were having a break everyone was warming up .
Now it was the cork scramble, the girls went first. When the girls went all of the corks were floating around on Lawson’s area, which meant they had an advantage, and ended up winning. For the boys banks won because they show alot of team work and effort.
At the end of this great day everyone was tired. So we headed back for school. And that was the end of the great swimming carnival for 2014!!!
A federation is where different states come together to form one nation. Our nation of Australia was formed when Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania came together as one.
There are lots of governments in the world, for example a dictatorship. A Dictatorship is where one king or leader is in charge of the country and can do anything to you if you don’t follow the leader’s orders. Another government is a democracy. If you live in a democratic country then you’re lucky. A democracy is where there are two or more parties; the parties then go into an election. The people that vote must be over 18, they can’t be in jails and they must be a citizen of the country.
In 1816 there were 6 colonies of 3.7 million people. The laws the colonies had were decided by the British parliament .Henry Parkes was called the Father of Federation for his role as a long-time agitator for the cause. Henry Parkes worked with lots of famous people like Edmund Barton who became the first prime minister of Australia.
Edmund Barton was born in Australia in 1846. He went to school at the Sydney grammar school, and went to the University of Sydney. Edmund Barton’s profession was being a lawyer; he was also part of the Liberal party back in those days.
In 1898, a referendum was held so that people in the colonies could vote on the constitution. Queensland and Western Australia did not take part, and in New South Wales it did not get approved. The premiers met in 1899 to find ways of meeting the concerns of those three colonies.
A meeting was held between Melbourne and Sydney to discuss who was going to be the capital city. None of the cities got it so they made another city to be capital. The new capital city had to be at least 100 miles from Sydney declared Melbourne. So the new capital city was Canberra. Therefore the capital city was established.
I would like to be a zoo night keeper because then you can see all of the beautiful animals sleeping soundly. Being a zoo keeper allows me to have an opportunity to see all the animals play and have fun. I also like this job because I can earn money each day for just looking after animals. This job is great because I can get to walk around to all the animals each night for free. Lastly being a night zookeeper can let me learn about zoos. For all those great reasons I believe I should a night zoo keeper.
Once in the woods lived a girl name Sophie. Every day she carries a hunting rifle to hunt for dears. But one day she found a bottle, it said ‘DO NOT OPEN’ in bold writing on the front of the bottle. Sophie took it home and left it in her cupboard for 2 years. 2 years later she was moving houses. When she was packing up she found the bottle. Sophie said she wouldn’t open it but when she lifted the lid she found that there was nothing there. So she happily moved in her new home in the city.