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So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the Worlds First National Labor Government Ross McMullin

So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the Worlds First National Labor Government

Ross McMullin

Published September 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781920769130
Hardcover
224 pages
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The pioneering government that a century ago led Australia to be one of the worlds most progressive systems is closely examined in this history. Comprised of an accomplished prime minister, a cabinet that included two future prime ministers, and aMoreThe pioneering government that a century ago led Australia to be one of the worlds most progressive systems is closely examined in this history. Comprised of an accomplished prime minister, a cabinet that included two future prime ministers, and a defense minister who feuded with the British commander in chief of Australias defense force, it surprised the international community in its rapid rise to power and led people from around the globe to come and inquire about its advanced social systems. Through detailed accounts, this look at Australias labor government illustrates how it came to office, assesses its records and achievements, and analyzes its defeat, illuminating the labor partys place in Australian history.