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Our First Six: Guide to Archives of Australia’s Prime Ministers


Our First Six: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers

Published by National Archives of Australia


by Susan Marsden and Roslyn Russell

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This research guide describes the archival records of the first six prime ministers of Australia who governed the nation from its birth in 1901 until 1915 – Edmund Barton, Alfred Deakin, John Christian Watson, George Reid, Andrew Fisher and Joseph Cook. Records of their wives are also listed.

Susan Marsden and Roslyn Russell are historians and authors who have worked on various projects for the National Archives, including Federation: The Guide to Records with Stephen Foster. Susan Marsden is the author of Joseph Lyons: Guide to Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers.

This guide includes selected sources related to the subject area but is not necessarily a complete or definitive listing of all relevant material in the National Archives of Australia or in other institutions.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2002

ISBN 0 642 34480 9

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the National Archives of Australia.

Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the Publications Manager, National Archives of Australia, PO Box 7425, Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610, Australia.

Editor: Helene Attrill
Research assistance: Gillian Evans and Christy Parkins
Cover design: Jodie Randall

Cover: Images of the first six prime ministers (clockwise from top left): Sir Edmund Barton, NAA: A1200, L13582; Alfred Deakin, NAA: A5954, 4240548; John Christian Watson, NAA: A1200, L11176; Sir George Houstoun Reid, NAA: A1200, L11178; Andrew Fisher, NAA: A1200, L11177; and Sir Joseph Cook, NAA: M3614, 4.

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