This is a black-and-white photograph of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Australia's eighth prime minister. The photograph shows him wearing a white shirt with a tie and waistcoat. He is facing to one side of the camera.
As Australia's eighth prime minister, Bruce took office in 1923 and was able to hold the Nationalist-Country Party coalition together for the life of his government until 1929. Some of his achievements include moving the federal parliament to Canberra, agreeing to a British naval defence arrangement in Singapore and notoriously being the first prime minister to lose his seat at an election.
Bruce'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'.