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Author Bastian, Peter Edward

Title Andrew Fisher : an underestimated man / Peter Bastian
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2009

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 MELB  994.041092 Fisher Bas/Afa  AVAILABLE
 ADPML REF  994.041092 Fisher Bas/Afa  LIB USE ONLY
Description x, 419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Ayrshire beginnings -- 2. Mines, unions and politics -- 3. A new life in Queensland -- 4. Colonial politician -- 5. Hard times and recovery -- 6. A new commonwealth and party -- 7. Marriage, England and cabinet minister -- 8. Leadership -- 9. Minority Prime Minister -- 10. A triumphant struggle -- 11. Portrait of a Prime Minister -- 12. Governing Australia -- 13. Defending Australia -- 14. Fisher and the world -- 15. Finance and national development -- 16. Enhancing the commonwealth -- 17. Defeats -- 18. Australia at war -- 19. Resignation -- 20. High Commissioner -- 21. Problems in London -- 22. A High Commissioner under attack -- 23. Final years -- 24. An underestimated man
Summary "Australians take for granted the presence of their federal government yet it is impossible to overestimate, as this full biography reveals, the role Andrew Fisher played in its development. The book also reveals the skills with which Fisher led the ALP in its early years and his important contributions as wartime Prime Minister and as High Commissioner in London. Andrew Fisher: An Underestimated Man attempts to account for the obscurity of one of Australia?s greatest reformers."--Publisher description
Analysis ALP
Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1945
Australian Labor Party - History
Biography
Fisher, Andrew
Fisher, Andrew, 1862-1928
Former Prime Ministers
History, 1901-1945
Political conditions
Political leadership
Politicians - Australia - History
Prime ministers - Australia - History
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 401-407
Notes Print version record
Subject Fisher, Andrew, 1862-1928.
Australian Labor Party -- History.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Australia -- History.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2009483511
ISBN 1742230040 (hbk.)
9781742230047 (hbk.)