Hopetoun blunder

/hoʊptən ˈblʌndə/ (say hohptuhn 'blunduh)

noun
an incident during the initiation of federation in Australia in which the first governor-general, Lord Hopetoun, appointed as prime minister the NSW premier Sir William Lyne but, because of his unpopularity and his having been an opponent of federation, was forced to replace him with Edmund Barton.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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