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Andrew Fisher:

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Prime Minister from 13 November 1908–2 June 1909; 29 April 1910–24 June 1913; 17 September 1914–27 October 1915

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Title: Andrew Fisher
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Prime Minister from 13 November 1908–2 June 1909; 29 April 1910–24 June 1913; 17 September 1914–27 October 1915

Date: 1908
Content creator: Department of Information
Notes: To learn more about records on Andrew Fisher in the National Archives, click the 'About' tab at the top right corner of this record.
Keywords: Federation, prime minister, Constitution, Labor Party
Record creator: Department of Information
Reference: A1200, L11177A

Andrew Fisher


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This is a black-and-white photograph of the Rt Hon. Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister. It is an official portrait. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a vest and sporting a moustache. He is facing towards the camera. Fisher held office three times (1908–09, 1910–13 and 1914–15). He also served as Treasurer during each of these terms. Significant achievements during his tenure include the establishment of the Royal Australian Navy, and the Commonwealth Bank, and the transfer of the Northern Territory to the Commonwealth. Information about Fisher’s life before, during and after office can be found by clicking the links below.

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  • Information about Andrew Fisher before, during and after his term as Prime Minister
  • Explore the National Archives' records relevant to Andrew Fisher
  • Research guide to records associated with Andrew Fisher 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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