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Prime Ministers of Australia

Australia has had 29 prime ministers since Federation in 1901. Learn more about their lives and the times in which they lived or discover objects related to prime ministers in our Collection Explorer

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Edmund Barton
1901–03
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Alfred Deakin
Three times 1903–10
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George Reid
1904–1905
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Andrew Fisher
Three times 1908–15
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Joseph Cook
1913–14
William Hughes
1915–23
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Stanley Bruce
1923–29
James Scullin
1929–32
Joseph Lyons
1932–39
Robert Menzies
1939–41 | 1949–66
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John Curtin
1941–45
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Ben Chifley
1945–49
Harold Holt
1966–67
John McEwen
1967–68
John Gorton
1968–71
William McMahon
1971–72
Gough Whitlam
1972–75
Malcolm Fraser
1975–83
Bob Hawke
1983–91
Paul Keating
1991–96
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John Howard
1996–2007

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