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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Earle Page on the steps of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Earle Page on the steps of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927.


NAA: A3560, 3581

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02 Nov 1962 Swan Lake
03 Nov 1922 QANTAS
06 Nov 1999 Referendum
23 Oct 1955 Cocos (Keeling) Islands on board
27 Oct 1915 7th Prime Minister
28 Oct 1916 Conscription referendum
28 Oct 1968 The postman calls once
30 Oct 1920 Communist Party of Australia
31 Oct 1961 National Astronomical Observatory
31 Oct 1973 Whitlam in China

"As leader of the Opposition, 'Chris Watson’s ... masterful and insinuating tact made him the real Prime Minister'."

Bulletin, 26 November 1941