A History of Australia's Prime Ministers Since Federation in 1901: (Table)

The following table is a history of Australia’s prime ministers since the country’s federation in 1901.

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No.      Name       Start      End      Party           Time in Office         
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27  Julia Gillard    2010  Present  Labor               
26  Kevin Rudd       2007     2010  Labor               2 yrs, 202 days        
25  John Howard      1996     2007  Liberal             ?11 yrs, 8 mths, 23 days
24  Paul Keating     1991     1996  Labor               ?4 yrs, 2 mths, 20 days
23  Bob Hawke        1983     1991  Labor               ?8 yrs, 9 mths, 10 days
22  Malcolm Fraser   1975     1983  Liberal             ?7 yrs, 4 mths, 0 days 
21  Gough Whitlam    1972     1975  Labor               ?2 yrs, 11 mths, 7 days
20  William McMahon  1971     1972  Liberal             ?1 yrs, 8 mths, 25 days
19  John Gorton      1968     1971  Liberal             ?3 yrs, 2 mths, 0 days 
18  John McEwen      1967     1968  Country             ?0 yrs, 0 mths, 23 days
17  Harold Holt      1966     1967  Liberal             ?1 yrs, 10 mths, 23 days
    Robert Menzies   1949     1966  Liberal             ?16 yrs, 1 month, 8 days
16  Ben Chifley      1945     1949  Labor               ?4 yrs, 5 mths, 7 days 
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No.      Name       Start      End      Party           Time in Office         
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15  Frank Forde      1945     1945  Labor               ?0 yrs, 0 mths, 8 days 
14  John Curtin      1941     1945  Labor               ?3 yrs, 8 mths, 29 days
13  Arthur Fadden    1941     1941  Country             ?0 yrs, 1 mths, 9 days 
12  Robert Menzies   1939     1941  United Australia    ?2 yrs, 4 mths, 4 days 
11  Earle Page       1939     1939  Country             ?0 yrs, 0 mths, 20 days
10  Joseph Lyons     1932     1939  United Australia    ?7 yrs, 3 mths, 2 days 
9   James Scullin    1929     1932  Labor               ?2 yrs, 2 mths, 16 days
8   Stanley Bruce    1923     1929  Nationalist         ?6 yrs, 8 mths, 14 days
7   Billy Hughes     1915     1923  Labor/Nationalist   ?7 yrs, 3 mths, 14 days
    Andrew Fisher    1914     1915  Labor               ?1 yrs, 1 month, 11 days
6   Joseph Cook      1913     1914  Commonwealth Liberal?1 yrs, 2 mths, 25 days
    Andrew Fisher    1910     1913  Labor               ?3 yrs, 1 month, 26 days
    Alfred Deakin    1909     1910  Commonwealth Liberal?0 yrs, 10 mths, 28 days
5   Andrew Fisher    1908     1909  Labour              ?0 yrs, 6 mths, 21 days
    Alfred Deakin    1905     1908  Protectionist       ?3 yrs, 4 mths, 9 days 
4   George Reid      1904     1905  Free Trade          ?0 yrs, 10 mths, 18 days
3   Chris Watson     1904     1904  Labour              ?0 yrs, 3 mths, 21 days
2   Alfred Deakin    1903     1904  Protectionist       ?0 yrs, 7 mths, 4 days 
1   Edmund Barton    1901     1903  Protectionist       ?2 yrs, 8 mths, 24 days
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Source: Australian Government (www.aph.gov.au)

Note: The Australian Labour Party changed the spelling of its name to the Australian Labor Party in 1912.

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