Alfred Deakin, Australian Prime Minister, builder of the White Australia policy

Alfred Deakin (1856-1919) was Australia’s second Prime Minister. He was a loyal defender of his people, and helped to build the White Australia policy. Deakin studied law at the University of Melbourne before entering politics. However, he was not just a lawyer and politician, but was also an author, journalist, playwright, poet, and teacher. He […]

Edmund Barton, Australian Prime Minister, champion of a White Australia

Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920) was Australia’s first Prime Minister. He was a committed campaigner for the federation of the Australian colonies, so that they would be united together as one nation, and was a staunch advocate of a White Australia policy. Barton was a prize-winning scholar, with a love of classical Greek and Latin. He […]