James ScullinPrint Page
A park commemorates James Scullin, the 9th Prime Minister of Australia.
He joined the Labor Party in 1903 and became an organiser for the Australian Workers' Union.In 1913, he became editor of a Labor newspaper in Ballarat, the Evening Echo.
In 1910 he was elected to the House for the country seat of Corangamite, but he was defeated in 1913 and went back to editing the Evening Echo. He established a reputation as one of Labor's leading public speakers and experts on finance, and was a strong opponent of conscription.
In 1922 he won a by-election for the safe Labor seat of Yarra in inner Melbourne, and in 1928 he was elected Labor leader following the resignation of Matthew Charlton.
|Address:||Trawalla Road, Trawalla, 3373|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.437856|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - Federal|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 6th March, 1971|
This park was opened by the Hon. Gough Whitlam, M.H.R. on the 6th March, 1971.