THE CHIFLEY Institute has published a free E-book to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of Ben Chifley becoming prime minister.
Born in Bathurst in 1885, Mr Chifley, the city's favourite son, maintained his connections with the city until the end of his life.
He was a local leader who rose from a politician to become the 16th prime minister of Australia.
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Sue Martin, one of four authors contributing to the publication, and also Ben Chifley's great niece, said it was nice to be able to contribute from a family perspective.
"I wrote it from a family perspective, Ed [Husic] wrote about his overseas policy and David Day wrote about his historical and political perspective."
While Ms Martin was born after Mr Chifley's death, she said many family stories about "Uncle Ben" were passed down.
She said his contribution to the city and the nation will long be remembered.
When Mr Chifley died in June 1951, Bathurst was a city of just 12,000 people, but 40,000 people travelled here to attend his funeral.
"They put on two extra trains, 300 buses and nine plane loads; people were lined up 10 deep and all the shops were shut," Ms Martin said.
The E-book is available on the Chifley Research Centre website.