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Author Strangio, Paul, author

Title Settling the office : the Australian prime ministership from federation to reconstruction / Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart & James Walter
Published Carlton, Victoria : Miegunyah Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing, 2016
©2016

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Description vi, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Series Australian prime ministership ; 1
Australian prime ministership ; 1
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Colonial Inheritance -- 2.Ringmaster of the Early Commonwealth: Alfred Deakin -- 3.Prime-ministerial Polarities: Andrew Fisher and Billy Hughes -- 4.Thwarted Ambition: Stanley Bruce and James Scullin -- 5.Popularity versus Leadership: Joseph Lyons and Robert Menzies -- 6.A Nation-building Tandem: John Curtin and Ben Chifley -- 7.Settling the Prime Ministership
Summary At the beginning of the 21st century the prime ministership is indisputably the most closely observed and keenly contested office in the land. But how did the office grow to become the pivot of political power in Australia? The prime ministership is indisputably the most closely observed and keenly contested office in Australia. How did it grow to become the pivot of national political power? Settling the Office chronicles the development of the prime ministership from its rudimentary early days following Federation through to the powerful, institutionalised prime-ministerial leadership of the postwar era
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Adult
Subject Politicians -- Australia -- History.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Author Hart, Paul 't, author
Walter, James, 1949- author
ISBN 9780522868722 (hardback)