Graham, Bruce Desmond
Parliamentary Country Parties were established in
Western Australia in 1914 Queensland in 1915, Victoria
in 1917, South Australia in 1918, New South Wales in 1920
and Tasmania in 1922, while a Federal Country Party was
formed in 1919.
The farm pressure groups which founded the Country
Parties had to choose between making an electoral alliance
with one of the existing parties and fighting independent election campaigns. Once separate Country Parties had been established in Parliament they...[Show more]
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