Loving this! What happened to the state of New England?Issued 1 January 1889, - An extract from the Statesman's Year Book 1889
Protectorate of Australasia
Largest City: Melbourne
Official Language: None
National Language: English
Religion: 44% Catholic, 43% Protestant, 7% No religion, 3.4% Buddhist, 0.7% Taoist, 0.3% Islam, 0.2% other, 1.4% unanswered
Government: Federal Parliamentary Protectorate
Lord Protector: Richard Plantagenet
Prime Minister: Henry Parkes
Legislature: Parliament, with an Upper House, called the House of Commons and the Upper House, the Senate
Independence from the United Kingdom: 16th April 1857 "Australasia Day"
Area (Not including protectorates): 8,006,238 square km, Percentage Water: 1.91%
Population: 6.546 million
States by Data:
Aurelia: Capital Melbourne, Area: 221,614 square km (6th), Population: 1,711,000 (1st), House of Commons Seats: 26, Senate Seats: 7
New South Wales: Capital: Sydney, Area: 562,321 (5th), Population: 1,544,000 (2nd), House of Commons Seats: 24, Senate Seats: 7
Capricornia: Capital: Brisbane, Area: 1,582,256 square km (2nd), Population 684,000 (3rd), House of Commons Seats: 10, Senate Seats: 5
South Australia: Capital: Adelaide, Area: 1,245, 356 square km (4th), Population 504,000 (4th), House of Commons Seats: 8, Senate Seats: 5
New Zealand: Capital: Christchurch, Area: 152,185 square km (7th), Population 464,000 (5th), House of Commons Seats: 7, Senate Seats: 5
Aotearoa: Capital: Auckland, Area: 113,729 square km (9th), Population 399,000 (6th), House of Commons Seats: 6, Senate Seats: 5
Tasmania: Capital: Hobart, Area(incl Macquarie Island): 90,886 square km(11th), Population 272,000 (7th), House of Commons Seats: 5, Senate Seats: 5
Fiji: Capital: Suva, Area: 18,768 square km (12th), Population 198,000 (8th), House of Commons Seats: 3, Senate Seats: 3
Swan River: Capital: Perth, Area: 1,425,614 square km (3rd), Population: 196,000 (9th), House of Commons Seats: 3, Senate Seats: 3
Combined Islands: Capital: Noumea, Area: 18,625 square km (13th), Population: 179,000(62,000 native) (10th), House of Commons Seats: 2, Senate Seats: 3
New England: Capital: Armidale, Area: 140,023 square km (8th), Population: 172,000 (11th), House of Commons Seats: 3, Senate Seats: 3
Riverina: Capital: Albury, Area: 107,608 square km (10th), Population 165,000 (12th), House of Commons Seats: 2,Senate Seats: 3
North Australia: Capital: Palmerston, Area: 2,327,253 (1st), Population, 106,000(35,000 native) (13th), House of Commons Seats: 1, Senate Seats: 3
Army: 22,000 regular soldiers, 46,000 militia and cadets
Navy: 2 pre dreadnoughts (starting construction), 4(+2 under construction) protected cruisers, two ironclads, four armoured frigates, two armoured corvettes, 15 gunboats
I only just realised you were back after editing you're other stuff! If you're happy to continue, please do, because I'll be reading.Am interested in getting people's thoughts as to if I should continue this. My original plan was to move to around 1893 and then proceed in amore detailed manner up to WW1 and beyond, but it does seem to be a timeline that has not attracted a great deal of interest and I guess that makes me wonder if a continuation is a worthwhile exercise....happy to hear people's thoughts on the matter.
Weel, I'm at the stage where things will slow down a bit now that 1889 has been reached. There will be a few conflicts, political changes coming up now.It would be interesting to see how TTL’s world wars would go, but that’s a bit far ahead in the future…
Thanks, I will be getting on with it now.I only just realised you were back after editing you're other stuff! If you're happy to continue, please do, because I'll be reading.
If the POD is pre-1900 then it should be in pre-1900 regardless of whether or not the bulk of this is post-1900.I've always wondered in these situation where the bulk of the story will span both 19th centuries later, whether it should go in pre 1990, post 1900 or both TBH.
Initially, the focus of any national army will be home defense. For that purpose, light horse is ideal, especially considering the capabilities of militia soldiers, which form the bulk of any army.Would i be correct in assuming that Australia will have a much larger and earlier tradition of mounted infantry and cavalry given the geography of Oz? possible marine corps as well if the decision makers have enough foresight since they don't have to fight any traditional territorial defensiveness from the branches since they are so new.