This is a black-and-white photograph of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister. It shows him wearing a white shirt and tie, with a vest. He is facing the camera and appears to be writing with a feathered quill.
As Australia's second prime minister, Deakin was often referred to as 'the constructor' due to his work building on the constitutional foundations of the nation. Interestingly, Deakin served a total of three terms in office, although they were not served continuously.
Alfred Deakin's educational resource page offers a variety of archival material such as letters, parliamentary documents, photographs and links to National Archives of Australia websites such as 'Australia's Prime Ministers'.