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Old Parliament House

Queen Victoria Terrace

Barton, ACT 2600

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An Enigma Revealed

The mystery and mysticism of Prime Minister Alfred Deakin

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.

Talk followed by drinks and canapes on the terrace.

Friday 9 March, 5.30–7.30pm

Old Parliament House, Members Dining Room 2

Entry via Queen Victoria Terrace

Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings are essential for catering purposes.

*Please note: event not being held on Friday 16 March as advertised elsewhere

Presented by the joint partners to the Prime Ministers History Project: Australian Parliament House Library, National Museum of Australia and the National Archives of Australia.

This event is part of the 2018 Enlighten Festival - enlightencanberra.com/

Image: The Honourable Alfred Deakin, c1901–41. NAA: A5954, 1299/2 PHOTO PL765/1

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