|Crown Colony of Tasmania|
Colony of the British Empire
Timeline: Emancipation (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Tasmania
God Save the Queen
|Legislature||Bi-cameral - House of Assembly and Legislative Council|
|-||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.
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.