# 37097


Presented to the Hon. W. A. Holman, M.L.A., leader of the Parliamentary Labor Party and Premier of New South Wales, by his colleagues, in token of esteem and to wish him “Many Happy Returns of the Day”. August 4th 1914.

$300.00 AUD

  • Ask a question

[Title from caption in negative]. Gelatin silver print, 370 x 280 mm, laid down on its original mount of thick board; a composite photograph with head-and-shoulder vignette portraits of all the elected MLAs of the New South Wales Labor Party, with W. A. Holman at the centre; a few tiny marks at upper left, otherwise in excellent condition; probably removed from a frame at some point, as the edges of the mount are quite rough.

A unique photographic document relating to the New South Wales Labor Party at the outbreak of World War One. William Arthur Holman (1871-1934) served as Premier of New South Wales from 1913 to 1920. Although he came to office as the leader of the Labor Party, Holman was expelled from the party in the split of 1916. He subsequently became the inaugural leader of the New South Wales branch of the Nationalist Party.