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Archives for May 1981

Rupert “Dick” Hamer Announces His Resignation As Victorian Premier

Rupert “Dick” Hamer became Premier of Victoria on August 23, 1972, succeeding the long-serving Sir Henry Bolte.

He served as Premier for nearly nine years, winning elections in 1973, 1976 and 1979.

Hamer’s retirement came amidst political upheaval in the Liberal Party, but he maintained that he intended to retire in August 1981 anyway. [Read more…]