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Alfred Deakin:

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Prime Minister from 24 September 1903–27 April 1904; 5 July 1905–13 November 1908; 2 June 1909–29 April 1910

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Title: Alfred Deakin
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Prime Minister from 24 September 1903–27 April 1904; 5 July 1905–13 November 1908; 2 June 1909–29 April 1910

Date: 1903
Content creator: Department of Defence
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Keywords: Federation, prime minister, Constitution, Protectionist Party
Record creator: Department of Defence
Reference: A5954, 1299/2 Photo PL765/1

Alfred Deakin


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This is a black-and-white photograph of the Hon. Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister. It is an official portrait. It shows him wearing a white shirt and tie, with a vest. He is facing towards the camera and appears to be writing with a feather. As the second Prime Minister, he was often referred to as 'the constructor' due to his work building on the constitutional foundations of the nation. Interestingly, Deakin served a total of three terms in office, although they were not served continuously. Information about Deakin's life before, during and after office can be found by clicking the links below.

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The National Archives has an extensive collection of photographs and documents relating to Alfred Deakin. Here are some links to help you get started:

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  • Information about Alfred Deakin before, during and after his term as Prime Minister
  • Explore the National Archives' records relevant to Alfred Deakin
  • Research guide to records associated with Alfred Deakin in the National Archives' collection. You can use the research guide to help you find records in our online databases RecordSearch and PhotoSearch
  • If you would like to learn more about Australia's leaders from Federation to the present day, you can explore the National Archives' Australia's Prime Ministers website

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