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Campbell, Alan Johnston (1895–1982)

Moore, Keith (2007) Campbell, Alan Johnston (1895–1982). In Langmore, Di (Ed.) Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 182-183.

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      Abstract

      Born in 1895, Alan Johnston Campbell was a grazier and political party organiser. In December 1914 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and saw action with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli and, as a lance corporal, in the Sinai and Palestine. After the war Campbell became active in the Roma branch of the Maranoa Graziers’ Association. In 1935, at Roma, he formed one of the first branches of the Queensland Country Party. In 1943, Campbell was elected president of the QCP. Impressed by the Australian Labor Party’s organisation, Campbell centralised power and rebuked parliamentarians whom he believed were neglecting their constituents. By 1951 the highly disciplined structure had attracted 35,000 members. Campbell died in 1982.

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      ID Code: 51551
      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Keywords: Alan Johnston Campbell, Queensland History , Queensland Politics , Australian Biography , Queensland Country Party , Country Party 1930s-1950s
      ISBN: 9780522853827
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
      Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
      Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Melbourne University Press
      Deposited On: 11 Jul 2012 10:14
      Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 16:32

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