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Jim’s Australiana Spot – 2UE - March 6, 2017

PRIME MINISTERS  BORN OVERSEAS

 

These Prime Ministers would never have been our leaders IF we had the same 'rule' as the USA has for Presidents!

Watson John  Valparaiso Chile       NZ left school 13       Sydney aged 19 Typographer 27 April 1904 – 18 August 1904 Labour

George Reid  Scotland   Scotch Melbourne      Public Service clerk Sydney 18 August 1904 – 5 July 1905 Premier NSW         FREE TRADE

Andrew Fisher        Scotland (Glasgow mining)        Queensland aged 22 (Gympie mining)  November 1908 – 2 June 1909; 29 April 1910 – 24 June 1913; 17 Sept1914 – 27 October 1915      Labour

Cook Joseph  1860         England /Staffs        emigrated at 25 Hartley Parramatta   Coal Miner 24 June 1913 – 17 September 1914  LAB

Billy Hughes Born: 1862, Pimlico, London Education Llandudno (Wales) primary school c.1869–74, part-time law studies (1903) teacher 1874–84, rouseabout, barrister.  October 1915 – 9 February 1923 LAB / UAP /Liberal ('45)

Julia Eileen GILLARD 1961, Barry, Wales BA, LLB (Melbourne) Solicitor (1987–95); Partner (1990–95); Chief of Staff to the Victorian Leader of the Opposition, J Brumby, MLA (1996–98)  June 2010 – June 2013 Labour

Tony Abbot  1957, London, UK Bachelor Economics, LLB (Sydney), MA (Oxford)Rhodes Scholar; Journalist; Press secretary and adviser to Opposition Leader Dr JR Hewson 1990-93; Exec Director, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy 1993-94. Roman Catholic September 2013 - September 2015 Libera;

 

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