Alfred Deakin facts for kids
Hon Alfred William Deakin
|2nd Prime Minister of Australia|
24 September 1903 – 27 April 1904
5 July 1905–13 November 1908
29 June 1909–29 April 1910
|Preceded by||Edmund Barton|
|Succeeded by||Chris Watson
3 August 1856|
|Died||7 October 1919
South Yarra, Victoria
|Political party||Protectionist, Fusion|
He was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, the second child of William Deakin. In the 1890s he helped Australia become a country. He was Australia's first Attorney-General (head lawyer) when Edmund Barton was Prime Minister and then became Prime Minister after Barton left. He introduced the Bill to start Australia's High Court, began planning for a railway to cross Australia, took over control of New Guinea from Britain, and introduced old age pensions.
Deakin married Elizabeth Brown on 3 April 1882. They had three children.
When he was old he had Alzheimer's disease which made him forget a lot of things. Alfred Deakin died on the 7 October 1919 in South Yarra, Victoria.He was buried at St.Kilda Cemetery.
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