Albert Hawke

Albert Hawke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Albert Redvers George Hawke was the 18th Premier of Western Australia. Hawke was born to James Renfrey Hawke and Eliza Ann Blinman Pascoe, both of Cornish descent, in Kapunda, South Australia. Leaving school at the age of 13, he took up an apprenticeship as a clock-maker and jeweller before working in a lawyers office and joining the Australian Labor Party at 15. At the age of 23 in the 1924 elections he won the seat of Burra-Burra in the South Australian House of Assembly, making him the youngest person to have won a seat in that parliament. After losing the seat by just 11 votes in the following 1927 election, he moved to Western Australia in 1928, becoming a country organiser for the ALP. In 1933 he caused a major political upset by defeating the sitting Premier Sir James Mitchell in the seat of Northam in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly by 460 votes. Mitchell had held the seat for 28 years previously
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135875779
  • 9786135875775