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Fisher, Andrew (1862–1928)

by D. J. Murphy

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP), 1981

Andrew Fisher (1862-1928), prime minister, was born on 29 August 1862 at Crosshouse, near Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, second son of Robert Fisher, coalminer, and his wife Jane, née Garvin. Robert Fisher,… Continue reading

Andrew Fisher Australia’s First Prime Minister

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Aborigines claim citizen rights!-a statement of the case for the Aborigines Progressive Association by J.T. Patten and W. Ferguson.
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Andrew Fisher (1862-1928) served as prime minister in 1908-09, 1919-13, and 1914-15. He was one of the founders of the Labor Party in Australia. He rose to office from great poverty, beginning work in a Scottish coal pit at the… Continue reading

Foundation Stone of Canberra 12 March 1913

David Headon ‘‘But Once in a History’: Canberra’s Foundation Stones and Naming ‘

 

Papers on Parliament No. 59 
April 2013

David Headon ‘But Once in a History’: Canberra’s Foundation Stones and Naming Ceremonies, 12 March 1913*

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Summary – British Nuclear Weapons Tests in Australia

Jim Green

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