Died: October 7, 1919
Work: Politician, Writer
2nd Prime Minister
Alfred Deakin Was 1 Out Of 2 People To Get Prime Minister 3 Times
He Spent 10 Years Trying To Convince
Education: University Of Melbourne,1877,Melbourne Grammar School
Alfred Deakin Was Apart Of The Protectionist Party
What Did He Do To Change Australia?
2. Alfred Deakin spoke out against the Colonial Office and against British foreign policy in the Pacific, much to the horrified surprise of many of the delegates. His was the only memorable speech at the conference which was also noteworthy between the colonies, namely New South Wales and Victoria who rarely agreed on a single issue. Deakin returned to Australia having scored a major personal success, determined to now devote his energies to the cause of Australian Federation.In the following years, he attended a series of conferences and conventions regarding Federation. At the 1889 Federal Council of Australia, advice was received regarding the state of the colonies' military forces, where it was pointed out that no defence of Australia could be effective without central control. This prompted Sir Henry Parkes' famous speech which was to make Federation a live political issue from this time onwards.