Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951

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Politician. Director of Labour Supply and Regulation (1940). Member of the House of Representatives (1928-1931, 1940-1951). Acting Member of the Advisory War Council (1942, 1944). Minister for Post-War Reconstruction (1942-1945); Member of the Food Executive (1943-1945). Acting Prime Minister, 1945 and Prime Minister, 1945-1949. Leader of the Opposition, 1949-1951.

From the description of Correspondence [manuscript]. 1940-1949. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225851309

Ben Chifley began work in the N.S.W. Railways. He was active in the union movement and the A.L.P., and won the seat of Macquarie in the 1928 Federal elections. During the last years of the Scullin government Chifley was Minister for Defence. In 1941 he became Treasurer in the Curtin government, and was Prime Minister from 1945 to 1949.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Jim Robson. 1951. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225746109

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referencedIn Crisp, L. F. (Leslie Finlay), 1917-1984. Papers of L. F. Crisp, 1878-1984 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Marks, Walter Moffitt. Scrapbooks [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Shedden, Frederick Sir, 1893-1971. Correspondence. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-. [Letter, 1947 Nov. 21, Buckingham Palace, to the Prime Minister of Australia] [manuscript] / [from Elizabeth, Princess of Great Britain]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. Document [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Mealey, Leonila. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. End of the war [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. Signatures [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. [Ben Chifley : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. Correspondence [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Hoets, John. Specifications of shoe modifications for Mr Chifley [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Gaha, John Francis. Letters and notes [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Chifley, J. B. (Joseph Benedict), 1885-1951. Letter [manuscript] : to Jim Robson. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Hanley, W. E. Letter, 1945 Oct. 11 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Crisp, L. F. (Leslie Finlay), 1917-1984. person
associatedWith Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- person
associatedWith Gaha, John Francis. person
associatedWith Gerard, H. person
correspondedWith Hanley, W. E. person
associatedWith Hoets, John. person
associatedWith Marks, Walter Moffitt. person
associatedWith Mealey, Leonila. person
associatedWith Robson, Jim person
correspondedWith Shedden, Frederick Sir, 1893-1971. person
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Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
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Prime ministers--Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--Peace
Politicians--Correspondence
Elections--Caricatures and cartoons
World War, 1939-1945
Politicians--Autographs
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Federal politicians
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Birth 1885-09-22

Death 1951-06-13

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