The rise and fall of John Verran – the first Labor Government in South Australia (and the world)

Monday 21 May 2018

The rise and fall of John Verran – the first Labor Government in South Australia (and the world)

Presented by Professor Philip Payton

In 1910 John Verran, a Cornish copper miner from Moonta, became Premier of South Australia and thus leader of the State’s first majority Labor Government. This talk examines his rise from humble background to high office, taking into account his Cornish background, his Methodism and his trade union involvement. It also discusses the fortunes of his government and his eventual fall from grace.

Professor Payton, South Australian Historian of the Year in 2017, is Professor of History at Flinders University and Emeritus Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies at the University of Exeter. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the author of a number of scholarly publications.

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The rise and fall of John Verran – the first Labor Government in South Australia (and the world)

Presented by Professor Philip Payton

In 1910 John Verran, a Cornish copper miner from Moonta, became Premier of South Australia and thus leader of the…

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