Looking at Australian and American experience comparatively and transnationally, I came to better understand the racial coding of the pride in self-government and the tendency of colonial liberals such as Alfred Deakin
and American suffragists such as Carrie Chapman Catt to attribute such importance to being members of 'self-governing' communities.
Mark McGillivray is Research Professor in International Development at the Alfred Deakin
Research Institute, Deakin University, Australia, and a previous Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER.
Fisher was also overshadowed by the reputations of his contemporaries--political behemoths such as liberal Alfred Deakin
and Labor renegade Billy Hughes, whose biographers, moreover, painted Fisher in unfavourable terms.
This failing was identified by Alfred Deakin
in 1911, in the Opposition Leader's capacity as an anonymous correspondent on Australian politics for the London Morning Post.
Then Labor found that the Left of the political spectrum was occupied by a pre-existing political force; the radical liberalism of Alfred Deakin
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.
Speaking on behalf of the people, Alfred Deakin
in 1898 declared that `from the far east and the far west alike we behold menaces and contagion'.
, Australia's second Prime Minister, could write in his spare time a column for a London paper (anonymously) reflecting on colonial politics while, in 1909, the Federal Cabinet debated whether a minister could be spared to attend a meeting of the Geelong Fire Brigade.
Her best-known play, Tether a Dragon (1952), about the early Australian prime minister Alfred Deakin
, was conceived while she was in the process of researching her first nonfiction piece, Australia: Her Story: Notes on a Nation (1953; rev.
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$ 1.3 billion in assets.