Alfred Deakin


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Deakin, Alfred

(dē`kĭn), 1856–1919, Australian political leader. He held office in various ministries and aided in the fight for federation of the Australian states. He accomplished a great deal in social legislation, irrigation, defense, and preferential tariffs. At first attorney general of Australia (1901), he later was prime minister in three different fusion governments (1903–4, 1905–8, 1909–10).
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Humphreys shows how Fisher refused to buckle under a sustained scare campaign by anti-Labor politicians, including, most notably, Alfred Deakin, in conjunction with a jingoistic conservative press, aimed at forcing his government to overturn its plans to develop an Australian navy in favour of gifting the British government with Dreadnought (to be funded by a loan).
Then Labor found that the Left of the political spectrum was occupied by a pre-existing political force; the radical liberalism of Alfred Deakin and others.
At the time I thought that was far sighted, but I subsequently discovered that Alfred Deakin had recognised the potential of the relationship 100 years ago.
Named after the country's second prime minister, Alfred Deakin, the university presently receives more than A$ 600 million in operating revenue annually, and controls over A$ 1.
So Alfred Deakin, for instance, is at great pains to distinguish himself from those, such as the free-trader George Reid, who define themselves as anti-socialists.
Those covered include Billy Blue, Sir Henry Browne Hayes, Lola Montez, Alfred Deakin, Rosa Praed, Bee, Bea or Beatrice Miles, William Chidley, Arthur Stace (the Eternity man), Percy Grainger, Manning Clark, Olive Pink, Louis de Rougemont, Dulcie Deamer, Eve Langley, Rosaleen Norton and a host of other minor, lesser known eccentrics.
The book's story starts further back, with Alfred Deakin, whom Brett portrays in remarkably uncritical terms.
The university, named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, was established in 1974.
He published widely on Federation, his two major works being an outstanding two volume biography of Alfred Deakin (MUP, 1965) and The Making of the Australian Constitution (MUP, 1972).