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Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated

an unknown artist

engraving on paper (4 sheets) (each: 34.6 cm x 25.0 cm)

Lord Jersey was Governor New South Wales at the Constitutional Convention, Sydney, 1891. At the Australian Federation Conference in 1890 the colonies decided on a process for the drafting of a federal constitution. Each Australian colony agreed to send seven delegates, appointed by parliament, to a national convention at which a draft constitution would be prepared. Two delegates from New Zealand would also attend. The National Australasian Convention opened in Sydney on 2 March 1891, and by 9 April the draft Constitution was complete.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Accession number: 2009.87.a-d

Currently not on display

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