Liberal Federation

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Liberal Federation
Historic leaders Henry Barwell (1923–25),
Richard Butler (1925–32)
Founded October 16, 1923 (1923-10-16)
Dissolved 1932 (1932)
Preceded by Liberal Union,
National Party (SA)
Succeeded by Liberal and Country League
Politics of Australia
Political parties

The Liberal Federation was a South Australian political party from 16 October 1923 to 1932. It came into existence as a merger between the rival Liberal Union and National Party.[1][2] Henry Barwell and Richard Layton Butler served as Premier of South Australia during the Liberal Federation. It merged with the Country Party to form the South Australian Liberal and Country League in 1932.

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  1. ^ "TELEGRAMS.". The Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA: National Library of Australia). 16 October 1923. p. 3. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "NEWS OF THE DAY.". The Register (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 16 October 1923. p. 8. Retrieved 17 January 2015.