Andrew Fisher

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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  • Discover more about Andrew Fisher on Vrroom
  • 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