True Believers: The story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party edited by John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre

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June 2001, no. 231

True Believers: The story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party edited by John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre

Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 328 pp

True Believers: The story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party edited by John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre

by
June 2001, no. 231

The intriguing story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party began the day before the first Federal Parliament convened in Melbourne on 9 May 1901. At 11 a.m. on 8 May 1901, Labor’s twenty-two federal parliamentarians met in a stuffy basement room in Victoria’s Parliament House. This historic first Federal Caucus was chaired by Queensland Senator Anderson Dawson who from 1 to7 December 1899, as premier of Queensland, had led the first Labor government in the world.

Ross Fitzgerald reviews 'True Believers: The story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party' edited by John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre

True Believers: The story of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party

edited by John Faulkner and Stuart Macintyre

Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 328 pp

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