Series 393 - Commonwealth Immigration Planning Council papers

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Commonwealth Immigration Planning Council papers


  • 1949 - 1952 (Creation)

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0.4 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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(1894 - 1971)

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Douglas Berry Copland was born on 24 February 1894 in Otago, New Zealand. Copland was a founding member and first President of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand 1925-28, and editor-in-chief of the society's journal 'Economic Record' 1925-1945. From 1924-1939 he was Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Melbourne but later accepted a secondment to Canberra as Commonwealth Prices Commissioner 1939-1945 and as economic consultant to the Prime Minister 1941-1945. He was appointed Australian Minister to China in 1946. Copland returned to Canberra and on 11 May 1948 became founding Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (1948-1953). He retained his role as an economist and began a long involvement with the Commonwealth Immigration Planning Council (1949-68) in which he gave advice concerning the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority and urged closer economic ties with the USA. In 1953 he was appointed High Commissioner to Canada. Copland died on 27 September 1971 at Kyneton, Victoria.

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The papers include agenda papers and minutes of meetings of the Immigration Planning Council from its first to the twelfth meeting, and also meetings of various subcommittees.


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ANUA 391 includes Professor Borrie's Immigration Planning Council papers

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 13 May 2010, updated by Greg Bell on 12 July 2010.




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