Biographical entry Calwell, Arthur Augustus (1896 - 1973)
- 28 August 1896
West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 8 July 1973
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Politician and Writer of Inscription
Arthur Augustus Calwell was an Australian Labor politician. Elected member for Melbourne (Victoria) for the Labor Party, Calwell served in the House of Representatives 1940-72. He was Minister for Information (1943-49) in the Curtin, Forde and Chifley governments and Minister for Immigration (1945-49) in the Chifley government. Calwell was leader of the opposition 1960-67. When Calwell died in 1973 Menzies said, 'In private life we have been good and close friends and I will miss him very much' ('Calwell a Name to Remember - Leaders').
'Calwell a Name to Remember - Leaders.' The Age, 9 July 1973, 4.
Freudenberg, Graham. Calwell, Arthur Augustus (1896-1973), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1993, accessed online 8 July 2013.