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Alfred Deakin

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(1856–1919) Australian statesman and three times prime minister (1903–04; 1905–08; 1909–10), who played a major role in the early development of the Commonwealth. Born ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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...between the two, many of them on literary topics, were published in 1974 as Walter Murdoch and Alfred Deakin on Books and Men , ed. J. A. La Nauze and Elizabeth Nurser . Murdoch's Alfred Deakin ( 1923 ) was the standard account of Deakin before the appearance of La Nauze's comprehensive biography Alfred Deakin ( 1965 ). A biography which relates Deakin's intense religious beliefs to his public life is A. C. Gabay 's The Mystic Life of Alfred Deakin ( 1992 ). He is also partly the subject of Stuart Macintyre 's study A Colonial Liberalism: The...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Alfred ( 1856–1919 ) Australian Liberal statesman and Prime Minister ( 1903–04 ; 1905–08 ; 1909–10 ) . He accompanied Sir Edmund Barton to London to steer the Commonwealth Bill through Parliament ( 1900 ) and as Attorney-General ( 1901–03 ) introduced legislation that created the Australian high court. In his second term as Prime Minister he introduced far-reaching legislation, including protectionist tariffs and commercial laws....

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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...Deakin, Alfred (b. Melbourne , 3 Aug. 1856 ; d. Melbourne , 7 Oct. 1919 ) Attorney-General of Australia 1901–3 , Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs 1903–4 , 1905–8 , 1909–10 Deakin's parents emigrated from England to Australia in 1849–50 , where his father established himself in Melbourne's coach and carriage industry. Alfred was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in law. He entered politics via journalism, working for Melbourne Age . The paper's editor, David Syme ,...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Alfred ( 1856–1919 ) Australian statesman and three times prime minister ( 1903–04 ; 1905–08 ; 1909–10 ), who played a major role in the early development of the Commonwealth. Born and educated in Melbourne, the son of an accountant, Deakin began his career as a barrister in 1878 . After entering the Victoria legislative assembly ( 1879 ) he gained a reputation as a powerful advocate and travelled widely: he made a strong impression at the London Colonial Conference ( 1887 ) with his defence of Australian interests. Elected as the member for...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
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Social sciences, Politics
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...as he goes’. In the role he played in creating anti-Labor, Alfred Deakin can be regarded as one of the precursors of the modern Liberal Party ( see Liberal Party predecessors ), but the heritage of the New Protection is one the party now wishes to disown. Nevertheless, Deakin's brand of progressive liberalism still has a resonance for some in the anti-Labor fold. John Rickard Further reading La Nauze, J. A. (1965), Alfred Deakin: A Biography Rickard, John (1996), A Family Romance: The Deakins at...

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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2007
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...positions were offered to Isaacs and Higgins, and were warmly accepted. Deakin was Prime Minister until 1908 and then again in 1909–10 . He retired from Parliament in 1913 . His last years were clouded with illness, and after 1916 he lived as a recluse. Deakin died in October 1919 , but his legacy endured, for his ‘cherished measure’ concerned an institution that would last as long as the federation Deakin helped to create. Zelman Cowen Further Reading J A La Nauze , Alfred Deakin ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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...Yet he frankly admitted his temperamental distance from the spiritual quest that so preoccupied his subject, and this has been explored by Al Gabay in The Mystic Life of Alfred Deakin (1992) . Diane Langmore has written of the Deakin marriage in Prime Ministers' Wives (1992) , and John Rickard has published a study of the Deakin family, entitled A Family Romance: The Deakins at Home (1996) . Stuart...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics
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..., Alfred (b. Melbourne , 3 Aug. 1856 ; d. Melbourne , 7 Oct. 1919 ) Australian ; Attorney-General 1901–3 , Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs 1903–4 , 1905–8 , 1909–10 Deakin's parents emigrated from England to Australia in 1849–50 , where his father established himself in Melbourne's coach and carriage industry. Alfred was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in law. He entered politics via journalism, working for Melbourne Age . The paper's editor, David Syme , converted...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin  

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(1856–1919)Australian statesman and three times prime minister (1903–04; 1905–08; 1909–10), who played a major role in the early development of the Commonwealth.Born and educated in Melbourne, the ...
Vera Deakin

Vera Deakin  

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(25 December 1891–9 August 1978).The youngest daughter of Australian Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, Vera Deakin attended Melbourne University and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music before ...
Quentin Massys

Quentin Massys  

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Is a didactic verse play about a fifteenth-century Dutch painter by Alfred Deakin. It was written in his teens and published in 1875 though never produced. Although Deakin later burned ...
George Chaffey

George Chaffey  

(1848–1932) and(1856–1926)were Canadian engineers who established an irrigation colony in California in the 1880s. They came to Australia in 1886 after meeting Alfred Deakin during his visit to ...
Three elevens

Three elevens  

Was an analogy used in 1904 by the prime minister, Alfred Deakin, to express his frustration at the lack of a parliamentary majority. In the election at the end of ...
Fusion

Fusion  

Was the amalgamation in 1909 of Alfred Deakin's protectionist liberals with the free-traders to form an alliance against the minority federal Labor government. The Fusion ministry he formed was ...
New Protection

New Protection  

Was the policy introduced by the Commonwealth in 1906 that laid the foundations of the basic wage. The protectionist government led by Alfred Deakin relied on the support of the ...
Judiciary Act

Judiciary Act  

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1903 (Cth).The Judiciary Act, enacted in August 1903 after vigorous and prolonged debate (see Deakin), makes comprehensive provision for the exercise of federal judicial power under Chapter III of ...
Commonwealth Literary Fund

Commonwealth Literary Fund  

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The first systematic federal government initiative in support of the arts, was established by the Alfred Deakin government in 1908; its model was the Royal Literary Fund (UK) and its ...
Rivett family

Rivett family  

Practised religion, medicine, philanthropy, science, and journalism with a strong sense of social responsibility. Albert (1855–1934) was a Congregational minister of progressive sympathies, who died ...
Rohan Rivett

Rohan Rivett  

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(1917–77),born Melbourne, a grandson of Alfred Deakin and son of the eminent scientist Sir David Rivett, was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He joined the Argus ...

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