Andrew Kirkpatrick (Australian politician)

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Andrew Kirkpatrick

The Hon Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick (4 January 1848 – 19 August 1928), Australian politician, was leader of the South Australian division of the Australian Labor Party from 1917 to 1918, when the party split nationally over Billy Hughes' stance on conscription.[1]

Kirkpatrick was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 16 May 1891 to 21 May 1897 for Southern District, from 19 May 1900 to 26 March 1909 (when he accepted the post of Agent-General in London), and from 6 April 1918 to 19 August 1928 for Central District No 1.[2] He represented Newcastle in the South Australian House of Assembly from 27 March 1915 to 5 April 1918.[2] Kirkpatrick also served as Chief Secretary of South Australia, Minister of Industry and Leader of the Legislative Council.

Kirkpatrick is honoured on the Jubilee 150 Walkway as a printer and union leader.


  1. ^ Jaensch, Dean (1983). "Kirkpatrick, Andrew Alexander (1848 - 1928)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick". Former Member of Parliament Details. Parliament of South Australia. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Crawford Vaughan
Leader of the Australian Labor Party
(SA division)

1917 – 1918
Succeeded by
John Gunn