1910 to 1919
1 Jul 1910: 1st elected to Federal Parliament
Scullin was elected as Member of Parliament for the seat of Corangamite (Vic.), in the 4th federal election.
31 May 1913: Lost seat
Scullin lost the seat of Corangamite at the 5th federal election.
1920 to 1929
18 Feb 1922: Re-elected to Parliament
Scullin was elected as Member of Parliament for the seat of Yarra (Vic.) as the result of a by-election.
22 Oct 1929: 9th Prime Minister
Scullin was sworn in as prime minister after the election of Australia's 3rd Labor government in the 12th federal election.
24 Oct 1929: Wall Street collapse
The fall of the New York Stock Exchange caused effects throughout the world. Investment loans were called in, and financial firms across the globe collapsed.
1930 to 1939
1 Jan 1930: Ticket to fly
Pioneer aviators Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm began the first air service between Sydney and Brisbane.
1 Dec 1930: New High Court justices
The Labor government filled 2 vacancies on the High Court. 36-year-old Herbert Vere Evatt became the youngest Justice of the High Court. Edward Aloysius McTiernan went on to become the oldest. Justice McTiernan served the longest term on the High Court, retiring in September 1976, aged 84.
22 Jan 1931: 9th Governor-General an Australian
Sir Isaac Isaacs became the 1st Australian-born Governor-General. He served until 23 January 1936.
19 Apr 1931: United Australia Party
Joseph Lyons formed the United Australia Party. It was a merger of the Nationalist Party and other groups, after Lyons left the Labor Party.
19 Dec 1931: 13th federal election
Scullin's Labor government was defeated in a landslide by the United Australia Party under Joseph Lyons.
6 Jan 1932: Left office
After Labor's electoral defeat, Scullin left office as prime minister. Joseph Lyons was sworn in.
1940 to 1949
10 Dec 1949: Left Parliament
Scullin had several serious bouts of ill-health during his long parliamentary career. The onset of renal failure forced his retirement in December 1949, aged 73.
1950 to 1959
28 Jan 1953: Death
Bedridden for many of his remaining years, Scullin died at his Melbourne home on 28 January 1953.