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Alfred Deakin : 25-April-2012
Alfred Deakin : 25-April-2012

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Deakin Court commemorates Alfred Deakin who was a former Prime Minister of Australia and studied law at the University of Melbourne.

Alfred Deakin (1856 – 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910. Before entering office, he was a leader of the movement for Australian federation. 

Deakin was born in Melbourne, and attended the University of Melbourne before training as a barrister. He was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1879, aged 22, and became a government minister in 1883. Deakin was a major contributor to the establishment of liberal reforms in the colony, including pro-worker industrial reforms. He also played a major part in developing irrigation in Australia. 


Address:Grattan Street, Deakin Court, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.797168
Long: 144.96058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Federal


Front Inscription

Deakin Court

Named In Honour Of Alfred Deakin (1856 - 1919)
`The Silver Tongued Orator Of Australia`
Who Studied Law As An Evening Student In This
University In The 1870`s, And Was Three Times
Prime Minister In The Years 1903 - 1910

Source: MA, ADB
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