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Author Bastian, Peter Edward.

Title Andrew Fisher : an underestimated man / Peter Bastian.

Published Sydney : UNSW Press, 2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.041092 FISH/ BAST    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Ayrshire beginnings 5 -- 2 Mines, unions and politics 17 -- 3 A new life in Queensland 29 -- 4 Colonial politician 45 -- 5 Hard times and recovery 61 -- 6 A new Commonwealth and party 76 -- 7 Marriage, England and cabinet minister 92 -- 8 Leadership 110 -- 9 Minority Prime Minister 127 -- 10 A triumphant struggle 144 -- 11 Portrait of a Prime Minister 158 -- 12 Governing Australia 171 -- 13 Defending Australia 185 -- 14 Fisher and the world 200 -- 15 Finance and national development 218 -- 16 Enhancing the Commonwealth 237 -- 17 Defeats 249 -- 18 Australia at war 266 -- 19 Resignation 280 -- 20 High Commissioner 295 -- 21 Problems in London 310 -- 22 A High Commissioner under attack 325 -- 23 Final Years 338 -- 24 An underestimated man 353.
Summary "Australians take for granted the presence of their federal government yet it is impossible to overestimate, as this full biography reveals, the role Andrew Fisher played in its development. The book also reveals the skills with which Fisher led the ALP in its early years and his important contributions as wartime Prime Minister and as High Commissioner in London. Andrew Fisher: An Underestimated Man attempts to account for the obscurity of one of Australia?s greatest reformers."--Publisher description.
Subject Fisher, Andrew, 1862-1928.
Australian Labor Party -- History.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
ISBN 9781742230047 (hbk.)