Series 21 - David Dexter Papers

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David Dexter Papers


  • 1947 - 1992 (Creation)

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5 m (25 type 1 boxes)

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(1917 - 1992)

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David Dexter was a former World War II army officer, diplomat, military historian, and Secretary of the Australian Universities Commission in the 1960s. He was the Registrar, Property and Plans, at the Australian National University 1968-1979. After retiring, Dexter wrote a book about the development of the University, The ANU Campus, published in 1991.

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Some records relate to the Australian Universities Commission, including reports of visits to other universities and minutes 1959-1967. Most relate to the ANU campus, including submissions to the Australian Universities Commission, reports on site planning and development proposals, taffic and parking studies, and files relating to the preparation and publication of a 1991 history of the ANU campus.


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  • English

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 23 January 2008


  • English



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