The Light on the Hill: The Australian Labor Party 1891-1991

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Australia - 508 pages
Paperback edition of a book first published in 1991 to commemorate the centenary of the ALP, with a new chapter on Paul Keating's rise to Prime Minister. Chapters cover the development of the six state branches and the Federal parliamentary Labor party, as well as the achievements of the governments under Labor leaders such as Ben Chifley, Billy Hughes and Bob Hawke. Includes many archival photographs and cartoons, extensive bibliographical details, endnotes, an index and an illustration list.

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Covering a century of the Australian Labor Party, from its roots in the strikes of the 1890s to what was then the present day of 1991, "The Light on the hill" is a big book; it has to be to cover the ... Read full review

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