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Michael Field, 2009

by Remi Chauvin

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

Michael Field made history by bringing the Australian Labor Party back to power and forming minority government with the Greens in Tasmania in 1989. A very ambitious social, fiscal and environmental reform agenda ultimately led to his government's defeat in 1992. The following five years as Opposition Leader were turbulent and exhausting, seeing Michael bow out from a high-profile, public life in 1997. Still a well respected elder of state politics, but now far from Parliament House, these days Michael prefers to be diving for abalone or crayfish in the cold waters near his home on the Tasman Peninsula.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.