This is a black-and-white photograph of Joseph Cook, Australia's sixth prime minister. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a bow tie and sporting a beard. He is looking to one side of the camera.
As Australia's sixth prime minister, Cook took office in 1913 with a Liberal Party majority of only one seat in the House of Representatives. He presided over the arrival of the Australian Navy and his was the first government to be dismissed under a double dissolution.
Cook'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'.