The move to separate the Western Australian goldfields from the colony of Western Australia resulted in a petition which contained the signatures of thousands of residents. When unrolled it stretched for more than 2.2 km.
The Separation Movement prepared a case to be presented to Queen Victoria which contained a map setting out the boundaries for the proposed new colony of Auralia. It was printed in 1900 as Petition to Her Majesty the Queen from persons residing on the Eastern Goldfields, together with a refutation of the statements made in the petition, by Sir John Forrest, but was never presented to the Queen by the Governor of Western Australia.
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