We have a great objective - the light on the...

We have a great objective - the light on the hill - which we aim to reach by working the betterment of mankind not only here but anywhere we may give a helping hand. If it were not for that, the Labor movement would not be worth fighting for.

Ben Chifley, became Prime Minister of Australia, on this day, July 13 1945. He was Prime Minister until 19 December 1949 and died in 1951.

Chifley was born and raised in Bathurst, worked on the railways for many years and took part in the General Strike of 1917.

The light on the hill” speech was delivered by Ben Chifley in 1949.