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Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. At the click of a button, you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material.
Browse for historical & current newspaper articles. A great source of contemporaneous material.
There are also digitised versions of various magazines, e.g. The Australian Women's Weekly (1932 - 1982).
"The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history."
A documentary history of the Federation movement from 1880 to 1901. The site examines the arguments for and against Federation, nationalism, racism, tariffs, defense and railways. Includes image gallery and timeline.
This National Library of Australia site has a timeline and a resources section for online information. The exhibition section of the site has two exhibits: Federation: A Slice of Life (includes health, fashion and events) and Belonging. The People section includes biographies of important participants at the time.
An online exhibition from the Australian Maritime Museum which demonstrates how particular events in Australia's history are associated with Federation. It examines how involvement in World War I shaped Australia.