The making of the Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth was the work of many hands. In this book a distinguished political scientist acknowledges seven of the makers by providing a detailed account of their distinctive contributions to the creation of one nation from six British colonies. The result is a valuable study of the political leadership during the Federation period, built from left portraits of figures whose role in the struggle for Federation has not so far received the attention it deserves.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Feb 2013
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
About L.F. Crisp
L.F. Crisp (1917-84) held an M.A. degree from the universities of Adelaide and Oxford, and was Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University from 1950 to 1977. He was well known as the author of Parliamentary Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (1949), The Australian Federal Labour Party (1955), Ben Chifley (1955) and Australian National Government.