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