Image Joseph Lyons, prime minister 1932-39

TLF ID M006939

This is a black-and-white photograph of Joseph Lyons, Australia's tenth prime minister. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a tie and waistcoat. He is facing towards the camera.



Educational details

Educational value
  • As Australia's tenth prime minister, Lyons took office in 1932 and stayed in power for seven years, just ten days short of the record term at the time, held by WM Hughes. Lyons was the first prime minister to die in office. One of his achievements is being the first prime minister to use an aeroplane to stay in contact with his far-flung constituency. However, it was not a plane crash, but a heart attack while driving, that led to his demise.
  • Lyons's educational resource page offers a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

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  • Name: National Archives of Australia
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  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.