Australia’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, lived an extraordinary life that often transcended politics, the machinations of political life and even his family, in unexpected ways.
This deeply spiritual man longed to be a lone creative writer and, in the midst of his second and most important term as Prime Minister (1905–08), he considered leaving politics altogether.
Join historian and former advisor on the Centenary of Canberra, David Headon, as he sheds light on the contradictions of this enigmatic leader.
Presented by the National Archives of Australia.
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Free – bookings required
Members Dining Room Three
Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaOpen in Google Maps