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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Earle Page on the steps of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Earle Page on the steps of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927.


NAA: A3560, 3581

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Bob Hawke, 1991