Deakin Uni honours its famous namesake

MORE than a century after his last term as prime minister, a new installation in Warrnambool is celebrating the life of Alfred Deakin. 

Head of campus at Deakin Warrnambool, Professor Gerry Quinn, at the exhibition in the Lighthouse Theatre.

Head of campus at Deakin Warrnambool, Professor Gerry Quinn, at the exhibition in the Lighthouse Theatre.

Graphic panels featuring copies of photographs, letters, documents and anecdotes are on display at the Lighthouse Theatre until June 27. 

The small display has been organised by Deakin University as part of its 40th anniversary. 

The nation’s second prime minister and founding father of the Liberal Party is an enduring figure in Australian history. 

“Alfred Deakin was a man ahead of his times, strengthening our international ties as a three-time prime minister in the turbulent early years following Federation,” Deakin University vice-chancellor Jane den Hollander said.

“We are proud to be named after Alfred Deakin and equally proud to be presenting this wonderful exhibition that explores his extraordinary development from young journalist to prime minister.”

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