The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library at Deakin University provides opportunities for research and learning in recognition of the achievements of early Australian Prime Minister and statesman, Alfred Deakin (1856-1919).
Alfred Deakin made a significant contribution to the development of Australia's political and social institutions, taking a leading role in the cause of Federation, and in the drafting of the Constitution for the Commonwealth of Australia.
Deakin University Library's special collections are also accessible through the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library. These collections are rich in 19th century publications reflecting the cultural and social milieu of the period 1850-1920. Visitors to the Reading Room are also able to research their family history using the Library's large genealogy collection.