John Howard Autograph
John Howard was born on 26th July 1939 and went
on to become the 25th Prime Minister of Australia and its second longest serving Prime Minister after Sir Robert Menzies. His vision of
Australia was as follows: "I want to see an Australian society that sees
this country as a unique intersection of Europe, North America and Asia.
Australia is incredibly lucky to have a European heritage, deep connections
with North America, but to be geographically cast in the Asian/Pacific
region and if we think of ourselves as that strategic intersection, then I
think we have a remarkable opportunity to carve a special niche for
ourselves in ... in the history of the next century."
John Howard lost
his seat in the election of 2007, becoming only the second incumbent Prime
Minister in Australian history to do so.