Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr Keith Dodgshun (1912)

Keith Dodgshun was a wheat farmer and politician. After graduating Dux of Burnley Horticultural College, Keith managed his family’s property at Egerton in Victoria.

After years in local politics and the Victorian Farmers’ Union, Keith joined the Country Party. He held the portfolios of Chief Secretary, Electrical Undertakings and Immigration, and became Deputy Leader in 1945, a position he held for 10 years. He was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1950 until 1952.

His significant legislative achievement was the introduction in 1950 of full adult suffrage for Legislative Council elections, and he was known as a calming and moderating influence in the Victorian Parliament.

(1893- 1971)