1 January is a better date for on that day. …

Comment on Call to show respect for the flag by Paul Parker.

1 January is a better date for on that day. Australia became an independent self-governing Commonwealth when our Constitution commenced on 1 January 1901.
The colonies completed their collectively becoming states of the Commonwealth of Australia, each governed in accordance with its own constitution, conditional on being in accordance with our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution.
The British Parliament passed enabling legislation at request of the majority of voters in the six states.
Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed in Centennial Park, Sydney on 1 January 1901 with the Proclamation and Letters Patent of the Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, read out, then the nine members of the interim federal Ministry sworn in.
While events could occur at midnight, best keep official events to starting after noon to ensure all well recovered to celebrate again.

Paul Parker Also Commented

Call to show respect for the flag
My thanks to Michael Sloane, Senior Research Officer, who provided the link to the event documents concerning the Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia, the first Governor-General, and the first Ministers.
The Programme: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.aus-vn3803465-2-s8-v
Available documents: http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.aus-vn3803465-2


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