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THINGS FALL APART: The End of the United Australia Party 1939-1943

Marchant, Sylvia


In the Federal Elections of August 1943 the United Australia Party(UAP), which had been in office for nearly ten consecutive years suffered a resounding defeat and the result was a landslide for Labor, giving it an absolute majority in both Houses. This thesis traces the course of the disintegration of the United Australia Party to try to fill a gap in the historiography by explaining how and why an apparently popular political party was so categorically rejected by the electorate in 1943 that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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