Australian nationalism the form of nationalism in Australia that asserts that Australians are a nation, and that promotes the national and cultural unity of Australia. There have been many Australian organisations, clubs and political parties which promotes and upholds this ideology.
By the late 19th century, Australia was governed as a series of six largely self-governing colonies that were spread across the continent. Attempts to coordinate governance had failed in the 1860s for want of popular support and the support from the British government, but by the 1880s, and with the rise of nationalist movements in Europe, the efforts to establish a federation of the Australian colonies began to gather momentum. British imperialism was a significant driver of this nationalism, with Britain eager for the Australian colonies to consolidate in order to better cement British influence in the South Pacific. This form of nationalism supported a view of Australia as a nation of "White Britons"; Indigenous Australians were not included in this vision of a unified nation.
Australian nationalist parties
- Advance Australia Party
- Australian Nationalist Party
- Australian Protectionist Party
- Katter's Australian Party
- Love Australia or Leave
- Nationalist Party of Australia
- Pauline Hanson's One Nation
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