By Sheila Dwyer
The six Australian colonies united on 1st January 1901 to develop into the Commonwealth of Australia. one of many purposes given for this federation was once that the Commonwealth may provide a standard defence. William Rooke Creswell argued that, as an island continent, Australia couldn't shield itself with out a army. He observed no aspect in having a 70,000 robust military if just one enemy battleship may possibly ruin port towns and disrupt maritime exchange and sea communications. Creswell used to be now not on my own in his crusade to set up a military for Australia yet he used to be the only consistent recommend during the years from his first proposals on a military for Australia in 1886 to while the 1st ships of the Australian Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in October 1913.
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