Alfred Deakin Professional Timeline
1886-1890 Chief Secretary and Minister for Water Supply
1887 Victorian delegate at Imperial Conference in London
1887 Declined knighthood offered by British Government at age of 30 years old.
1889-1900 Member for Essendon and Flemington in Victorian Legislative Assembly
1890 Victorian delegate at Australasian Federal Conference in Melbourne, Visited Ceylon and India
1891 Victorian delegate at National Australasian Convention in Sydney
1897-1898 Victorian delegate at Federal Conventions in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne
1900 Visited London to support Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Bill
1901-1903 Attorney-General in Barton Government
1901-1913 Member of the House of Representatives for Ballarat
1903-1904 Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs. PM on 24th Sept 1903.
1904-1905 Leader of the Opposition
1905-1908 Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs
1907 Australian delegate at Imperial Conference in London (8th April-May 20)
1909 Alliance with Freetraders: 'Fusion'
1909-1910 Prime Minister
1910-1913 Leader of the Opposition
1914 Chairman of the Royal Commission on Food Supplies and Prices
1915 Australian representative at Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
1919 - 7 October Died at his House in South Yarra Melbourne
Children: Ivy (1883-1970), married Herbert Brookes in 1905; Stella (1886-1976), married A.C.D. Rivett (later Sir David Rivett) in 1911; Vera (1891-1978), married T.W. White (later Sir Thomas White) in 1920
1856- 3 August Born at 90 George St Fitzroy, Melbourne, son of William and Sarah Deakin
1864-1871 Attended Melbourne Church of England Grammar School
1872-1877 Studied law at University of Melbourne
1878 accepted to Bar as a Barrister- Began to contribute to The Age
1879 Member for West Bourke in Victorian Legislative Assembly; resigned over an electoral irregularity
1879 - Traveled to Fiji
1880, 14 July -1889 Member for West Bourke in Victorian Legislative Assembly
1882 Married Elizabeth Martha Anne ('Pattie') Browne (1863-1934)
1883-1884 Commissioner of Public Works and Water Supply
1884-1885 Solicitor-General and Minister of Public Works, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Irrigation, Visited United States to research Irrigation in 1884.
1885 Responcible for the Factories Act improving conditions for child labour.
1885-1890 Leader of Liberal Party
Deakin lived at 196 Walsh Street
South Yarra Melbourne
(This is the plaque seen outside the house)