During the 1800s the original colony of New South Wales was divided up into five separate colonies: Tasmania (1825) (called Van Diemen’s Land until 1856) South Australia (1836), Victoria (1850), Queensland (1859), leaving New South Wales as we know it. In 1829 the independent colony of Western Australia was created.
"Federalism: A union made in heaven?,"
The National Legal Eagle: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol3/iss1/8