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Papers of James Henry Scullin, 1929-1939 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1376680
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Scullin, J. H. (James Henry), 1876-1953
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1929-1939] 
0.01 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

Contains mainly correspondence, telegrams, etc. regarding the appointment of Sir Isaac Isaacs as Viscount Stonehaven's successor as Governor-General. Also includes an extract of a report of the Imperial Conference, 1930, an invitation and a photograph of Mrs Scullin. Major correspondents include Ramsay MacDonald, Major R.G. Casey and Viscount Stonehaven.

Biography/History

Scullin served as the Labor Member for the House of Representatives for the Victorian seat of Corangamite from 1910 to 1913, and later for Yarra, from 1922 to 1949. Between 1928 and 1935 Scullin was federal leader of the Labour Party. He was Prime Minister between 1929 and 1932, during the Depression years. While he was Prime Minister Scullin held the portfolios for external affairs, industry and the treasury. He represented Australia at the Imperial Conference in 1930. After being Prime Minister Scullin stayed in Parliament for 17 years and was an adviser to the governments of John Curtin and Ben Chifley. In 1942 he was one of a three-member Commonwealth committee on uniform taxation. Scullin was active in trade union affairs and the Labor Party for most of his adult life and is remembered as the first prime minister to choose the governor-general.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 356.

Location of originals unknown.

Reproduction Includes typescript copies. 
Subjects Scullin, J. H. (James Henry), 1876-1953 -- Archives.  |  Scullin, Marie, -- Portraits.  |  Isaacs, Isaac, Sir, 1855-1948.  |  MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937 -- Correspondence.  |  Casey, Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron, 1890-1976 -- Correspondence.  |  Australia. Governor-General (1925-1930 : Stonehaven) -- Records and correspondence.  |  Imperial Conference (1930 : London, England)  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Governors general -- Selection and appointment -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1929-1939 
Occupation Prime ministers.  |  Federal politicians.
Other authors/contributors Casey, Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron, 1890-1976  |  MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1866-1937  |  Australia. Governor-General (1925-1930 : Stonehaven)

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