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Alfred Deakin - Prime Minister of Australia 1903-1904, 1905-1908, 1909-1910

Alfred Deakin - Prime Minister of Australia 1903-1904, 1905-1908, 1909-1910
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  • This compelling biography by Walter Murdoch was first published in 1923, captures the life and times of this fascinating Prime Minister, who after forty years in the public eye, died a recluse.
  • The opening words of Alfred Deakin's election speech—"Men of Australia and the women of Australia…"—made history as his address marked the first recorded use of a phrase including women in mainstream Australian politics.
  • Deakin's prime ministership introduced many laws, including copyright law, the beginning of a bureau of statistics, and the introduction of old age pensions.
  • He also helped establish the Commonwealth Literary Fund to help writers and their families.

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