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The federal parliamentary Labor Party, 1910.

The federal parliamentary Labor Party, 1910.

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"[Cook] is a good fellow, loyal to his friends ... [but as] a pure fighter, somewhat measured or without glow in speech, is not at his best on the platform."

Alfred Buchanan, 1909