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Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens

(1889–1973), premier, was a NSW public servant who entered parliament as a Nationalist MLA in 1927. He became state leader of the United Australia Party in 1932, won the election ...

Stevens, Bertram Sydney Barnsdale

Stevens, Bertram Sydney Barnsdale (1889–1973)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
108 words

..., Bertram Sydney Barnsdale ( 1889–1973 ), premier, was a NSW public servant who entered parliament as a Nationalist MLA in 1927 . He became state leader of the United Australia Party in 1932 , won the election that followed the dismissal of Jack Lang , and led the UAP into government. While Stevens implemented many economies of the Premiers' Plan as a response to the depression , his knife did not cut deep enough for many business leaders. He held power through a firm alliance with the Country Party ( National Party ) and ruthless treatment of his...

Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens

Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens  

(1889–1973),premier, was a NSW public servant who entered parliament as a Nationalist MLA in 1927. He became state leader of the United Australia Party in 1932, won the election ...

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