My 300th post today!
"Federation" style is the name given to what is known elsewhere as 'Edwardian', or 'Queen Anne' or 'Arts and Crafts' style. It derives its name from the fact that it was popular at the time the separate colonies were federating to form one nation, Australia (1901).
Evident in Federation is quite a lot of decorative work - wood, replacing cast iron, and roof features and small gables, as well as tuck-pointed brick work and leadlight and stained or coloured glass windows. The example above has a slate roof, but red Marseilles-style terracotta tiles became predominant in this era, shown in the picture of my house, below:
My house, some local kids, and our Italian 'Pace' (peace) flag. Oh, and the recycling bin on the verandah cos I was throwing out some papers. The mandarin tree you can see down the back is about 100 years old and still produces great fruit.