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Can Australia defend itself alone?
If you control the “ocean moat” that protects Australia’s northern approaches then Australia can be defended with its own resources, including the mobilisation of civil resources through the Alice Springs to Darwin railway. Self defence in the above context is predicated on a high degree of self reliance.
Can New Zealand become part of Australia?
The New Zealand representatives stated it would be unlikely to join a federation with Australia at its foundation, but it would be interested in doing so at a later date. New Zealand’s position was taken into account when the Constitution of Australia was written up.
Why did New Zealand not federate with Australia?
The final reason – cultural snobbery “New Zealanders preferred not to consider that there might have been any trans-Tasman contamination over time.” In essence, Kiwis thought themselves as being of superior racial stock to their Australian neighbours.
Is there a rivalry between New Zealand and Australia?
The sporting rivalry between New Zealand and Australia is absolutely huge and encompasses the sports of netball, cricket, rugby union, rugby league and much more. The countries’ intense cricket rivalry and anger have been built on an underarm incident in 1981 that was legal, but many considered unfair play.
Why did Wa not want to federate?
There were also concerns about the colony’s isolation, especially because there was no railway linking Western Australia to the east. Because of such concerns, Western Australia’s Government put off a decision about Federation, hoping that it could negotiate a good deal for the colony before making any commitment.
Are aboriginal and Maori the same?
The Maori and Aborigines are completely unrelated cultures. The Maori are related to the Polynesian cultures, and colonised New Zealand less than a millennia ago.
Why did Wa not want to join the federation?
There were a number of reasons for Western Australia’s leaders to be uncertain about Federation. The discovery of gold in the early 1890s led to rapid growth in the colony’s population and wealth. Farming, the timber industry and shipping were also strong. This provided money to support its development.
Are Australia and New Zealand friends?
Australia and New Zealand are natural allies with a strong trans-Tasman sense of family. At a government-to-government level, Australia’s relationship with New Zealand is the closest and most comprehensive of all our bilateral relationships.
Who is Australia’s biggest rival?
Cricket, rugby union, rugby league & netball are the prominent sporting rivalries between Australia and New Zealand.