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Jigsaw: The biography of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen (Don Woodward Collection)

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Book; 375 pages.

Dustjacket: white background; colour photograph of Joh Bjelke-Petersen shaped like a jigsaw piece; black lettering; author's name and title.

Cover: green background; gold lettering; author's name and title.
Size
23 cm
Object Registration
B0691
Keywords
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Historical information
The book is a biography and political history focussing upon the career of former National Party Premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Bjelke-Petersen was Country Party/National Party Premier of Queensland for almost twenty years and is renowned for using police to obstruct street demonstrations and his unsuccessful "Joh for PM" campaign (against PM Bob Hawke). He is believed to have been pivotal in the 1975 constitutional crisis that led to the sacking of Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam.

His wife, Florence Bjelke-Petersen, was a Senator in the Australian Federal Parliament.

This biography was written at the time when Petersen was still Premier (1983).
When Made
1983
Made By
Townsend, Derek (Author)
Significance
Politics and government. Biographical interest.
Last updated
31 Jan 2019 at 12:52PM