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On 3 August 2006, Professor Marilyn Lake of La Trobe University presented a lecture titled 'Alfred Deakin's Dream of Independence'. This was the inaugural Richard Searby Oration, to commemorate the contribution of Dr Richard Searby as Chancellor of Deakin University. Download or listen to a podcast of Professor Lake's lecture.
The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library exhibition ''Alfred Deakin: duty and devotion'' was launched at a function on 22 August 2012. As part of the launch, Professor Judith Brett, La Trobe University, presented a lecture based upon her research for a forthcoming biography of Alfred Deakin. Her lecture was titled 'The Enigma of Alfred Deakin' and a video of her presentation is available below.
A comprehensive bibliography of books, articles and manuscripts by or about Alfred Deakin and his family is available.
A selection of images of Alfred Deakin and his family is available in the image gallery.
Check out these links for further information about Alfred Deakin, Federation and Australian Prime Ministers.
Alfred Deakin: the Voice of Federation travelling exhibition was developed by Deakin University for the Centenary of Federation in 2001. It tells the story of the man, the making of the politician, Deakin's dream of Federation and his role in building the nation. It is intended to engage the general public and is suitable for school students at upper primary to middle secondary level. Alfred Deakin: the Voice of Federation travelling exhibition is available for loan.
The National Council for the Centenary of Federation has generously supported the development and tour of this exhibition.
The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library was officially opened on 29 March 2011 by the Honourable Simon Crean.
Read about the development of the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library at Deakin University. Although the ADPML first opened to the public in March 2009 in its own dedicated space, it had been a concept and a collection for some time previously.
It was the re-development of the Dennys Lascelles Building at the Geelong Waterfront Campus which provided the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library with a physical presence, including a public reading room, archive stack and exhibition gallery.