Non aboriginal South Australia was founded essentially by the British in 1836 under a system strongly influenced by colonial figure Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Many countries and states over the years have experienced political instability. Italy, for example, since the World War Two has had no fewer than 61 governments. In this context, what was significant about South Australian Tom Playford?

Answer: He served as premier of South Australia continuously for no fewer than 26 years. It was the longest term of any elected government leader in the history of Australia, and anywhere under the Westminster system.

Source: General Historical Texts

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