What does Nationhood mean?


Nationhood relates to how we view our national identity. Australia has a unique national identity encompassing that of the Aboriginal people, the British settlers who imposed British law, the British language and British culture and the multitude of people who have migrated to this country from all over the world each bringing with them a part of their own cultural heritage which is all combined to make Australia what it is today.

Nationhood also means being a nation. The Australian nation was formed by the Australian Constitution and Crown which has underwritten our democracy and freedoms and enabled us to be a free and sovereign nation and has enabled us to benefit from being a multi-racial community.

Australian nationhood is a totally Australian entity which means that, although it is comprised of many parts, they have all come together to form our unique Australian identity.