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412563
  • Title
    Dr. Herbert Vere Evatt
  • Call number
    PXE 731/1943-1951
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1949
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    412563
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 30 x 24 cm. or smaller - 7 silver gelatin photoprints
    Textual Records - Foolscap - 2 typed single-sided pages
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Herbert Vere Evatt (1849-1965) was born in Maitland, NSW. Educated at Fort Street High School then Sydney University, he became a lawyer and judge. He left law to enter politics and won the Sydney seat of Barton at the 1940 Federal elections, representing Labor. In 1941 he became Attorney-General and was Deputy Prime Minister in the Chifley Ministry in 1946. He played a conspicuous part in the early development of the United Nations at which he was Australia's representative, and President of the General Assembly from 1948-1949. He published several books on politics, history and the law. Source: Australian Encyclopedia, 4th edn., 1983
  • Scope and Content
    1943-1948. [Evatt seated at a desk, probably at the United Nations]
    1949. [Evatt addresses a crowd]
    1950. UN press release containing biographical details of Evatt and notes on his career, 4 May 1949 [Typescript]
    1951. "Spotlight on UN personalities #4" - quotes made by Evatt about the UN [Typescript]
  • System of arrangement
    By numerical sequence on reverse of images
  • General note

    Spotlight on Personalities #4 quotations appear stamped on reverse of photographs
    Digital order no:Album ID : 981163
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from accompanying envelope
    "N.S.W. Education Department Visual Education Centre Library" -- stamped on reverse
    "Sydney Morning Herald" -- stamped on reverse (1949)
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