Morris Graham

A Toppled Labor Giant

What New South Wales Minister was a champion footballer, boxer and swimmer before entering Parliament? And when the first Labor governments were formed, who was the most energetic and creative Minister for Public Works, and later Education, in the state’s history?

Teacher, lecturer and published historian Morris Graham says he has found such a man in Arthur Griffith, who gave his name to the New South Wales city of Griffith. Amongst Griffith’s successes were the north coast railway, Newcastle shipyards, BHP Steelworks and the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Wednesday 7 March
6.00pm – 7.30pm
East Maitland Library

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