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James George Drake (26 April 1850 - 2 August 1915), Australian politician, was a member of the first federal ministry. April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Drake was born in London, and migrated to Australia in 1873, working as a storekeeper and journalist in Queensland, becoming a barrister in 1882. A Protectionist, he was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1888-99 and was an appointed member of the Legislative Council of Queensland 1899-1901. He was Postmaster-General and Secretary for Public Instruction 1899-1901 London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Protectionist Party was a political party in Australia from the 1880s until 1909. ... The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Queensland Legislative Council was the upper house of the parliament in the Australian state of Queensland, until its abolition in 1922. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Drake was elected to the Australian Senate in 1901 as a Senator for Queensland. He was Postmaster-General 1901-03 in the ministry of Edmund Barton. He was Minister for Defence 1903, Attorney-General 1903-04 and Vice-President of the Executive Council 1904-05. He retired in 1906. Australian Senate chamber The Australian Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Rt Hon Edmund Barton Sir Edmund Barton (January 18, 1849 – January 7, 1920), Australian politician and judge, was the first Prime Minister of Australia and a founding justice of the High Court of Australia. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


See also

  • Australian Commonwealth ministries 1901-2004


The Commonwealth of Australia came into existence on 1 January 1901, and the first Commonwealth Ministry took office on that date. ...

Preceded by:
Alfred Deakin
Attorney General of Australia
1903–1904
Succeeded by:
H.B. Higgins


Hon Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin (August 3, 1856 - October 7, 1919), intellectual leader of the movement for Australian federation and second Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of English immigrants. ... The Attorney General of Australia is the chief law officer of the Crown and a member of the Federal Cabinet. ... Henry Bournes Higgins (30 June 1851 - 13 January 1929), Australian politician and judge, always known in his lifetime as H. B. Higgins, was a highly influential figure in Australian politics and law. ...


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