Series 88 - Sir Walter Crocker papers

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Sir Walter Crocker papers


  • 1951 - 1954 (Creation)

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0.2 m (1 type 1 box)

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(1902 - 2002)

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Professor Walter Crocker was born on 25 March 1902 at Broken Hill, New South Wales. In 1946 he was offered the post of first head of the African section in the United Nations secretariat. He remained with the UN in New York until 1949 when he took up an appointment as Professor in the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University. During his term at the ANU he acted as vice-chancellor in 1951. From 1952 he began an 18 year career with the Department of External Affairs as a senior diplomat, with his first posting as Australia’s High Commissioner to India 1952-1954. Sir Walter Crocker died in Adelaide on 14 November 2002.

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The first seven folders consist of Crocker’s manuscript The United Nations No Solution which was progressively sent to him by the ANU Administrative Officer in the United Kingdom in 1951. There is also a note signed by Michael Lindsey forwarding the manuscript to another unknown person. The remaining folders are of ANU material such as seminar papers, circulars, notices and agenda papers sent to Crocker when he was Australia’s High Commissioner to India.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 October 2007




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