Bruce of Melbourne, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, viscount, 1883-1967

Alternative names
Birth 1883-04-15
Death 1967-08-25

Biographical notes:

Politician, Member House of Representatives, 1918-1929 and 1931-1933. Treasurer, 1921-1923; Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs, 1923-1929. Honorary Minister and Australian Minister in London, 1932-1933, Assistant Treasurer and Minister without Portfolio, 1932. Represented Australia at World Economic Conference, 1933, League of Nations, 1933-1938, Montreaux Conference, 1936 and at Imperial Conference, 1937. High Commissioner for Australia in Great Britain, 1933-1945 and represented Australian Government in War Cabinet and Pacific War Council.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1906-1964. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225851289

Prime Minister, 1923-1929.

From the description of Letter and ephemera of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1925-1928 [manuscript]. [1925-1928] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 317080805

S.M. Bruce was Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1933 to 1945.

From the description of Documents relating to a tree planting ceremony [manuscript]. 1937. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225843150

Prime Minister of Australia, 1923-1929. See entry in "Australian Dictionary of Biography", Vol. 7, pp. 452-461.

Sir Charles Wakefield's firm C.C. Wakefiel and Co. dealt in lubricating oils ('Castrol'). He was interested in fostering imperial strength and friendship and financed Sir Alan Cobham's return flight to Australia in 1926.

From the description of Letter to Sir Charles Wakefield [manuscript]. 1926. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225851128


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