Crown Colony of Tasmania
Colony of the British Empire
Timeline: Emancipation (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Tasmania
N/A 1829 — 1862 Flag of Australia
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God Save the Queen
Official languages English
Government Self-governing Colony
 -  Monarch Victoria
 -  Governor Henry Young
Legislature Bi-cameral - House of Assembly and Legislative Council
 -  Responsible self-government 1856 
 -  Became a part of Australia 1862 

Tasmania, officially known as the Crown Colony of Tasmania, is one of the many territories of the British Empire. It was founded in 1829 as Van Diemens Land.


Referendum talks

In June of 1864, James Whyte had a proposal to be in five years time a separate nation which still would have ties to the British Empire in terms of trade but three months later the British Government responded with a letter saying that it would be in Tasmania's best interests to stay in the Empire as a state of the newly formed Realm of Australia, as Tasmania did not have a large enough economy to support itself.