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On 7 April 1939, Joseph Lyons became the first Prime Minister to die in office. He had driven from The Lodge in Canberra to Sydney, en route to his home in Tasmania for Easter, when he suffered a heart attack, dying in hospital in Sydney, on Good Friday.

 

Dame Enid Lyons’ reply to the condolences of former PM Joseph Cook

Dame Enid Lyons’ reply to the condolences of former Prime Minister Joseph Cook on the death of Joseph Lyons.

NAA: M3603, 7

 

 

 

 

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