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Supreme Federalist

The political life of Sir John Downer

J.C. Bannon

Supreme Federalist
Supreme Federalist exposes the intricacies of politics at the time of Australia's transition from the colonial era to the modern federal nation. Sir John Downer (1843-1915), founder of a political dynasty, combined strong conservative values with a liberal approach; championing legal reform, the advancement of the rights of women and children, and opposing the White Australia Policy.

Praise for Supreme Federalist
'A balanced and fresh perspective on Australia’s political transformation from a group of colonies to a modern federal nation.’ - Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research

'As a political family history, this is an extraordinarily fine book.' – Rama Gaind, PS News

Former SA Premier, the Hon. Dr John Bannon, AO (1943-2015), published and lectured extensively on the history of Australian federation. He served as a minister, Leader of the Opposition, and, from 1982 to 1992, as Premier and Treasurer of South Australia. He was National President of the Australian Labor Party from 1988 to 1991.
Format Jacketed hardback
Size 230 x 168 mm
ISBN 9781862548350
Extent 272 pages
Price: AU$39.95 including GST
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