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Album of wartime photographs of R. G. Casey, 1940-1947 [picture]
Bib ID 4315878
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description 1940-1947 
1 album (38 photographs) : b&w ; 20.7 x 20.1 cm. and smaller. 
Summary

A collection of photographs taken of R.G. Casey predominantly during World War II, mostly in North Africa with various commanders and officials whilst serving in his capacity as United Kingdom Minister of State in the Middle East, based in Cairo. There are also earlier portraits of him during his time as Australian ambassador to the United States. Album also contains photographs of prominent people such as General Montgomery, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Lord Halifax, General Eisenhower as well as informal family portraits.

Biography/History

Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey (1890-1976) was an Australian politician and diplomat and 16th Governor-General of Australia. In 1940 he was appointed as the first Australian ambassador to the United States and in 1942 Casey moved to Cairo when Winston Churchill appointed him Minister Resident in the Middle East. In 1944, when the Middle East ceased to be a military theatre, the British government appointed Casey Governor of Bengal, a province of India. Casey held this post until 1946. In 1951, after his return to Australia he was appointed Minister for External Affairs. Casey retired in 1960 and took up his new position in the British House of Lords as Baron Casey of Berwick. In 1965 Menzies appointed Casey Governor-General until his retirement in 1969.

Notes

Title from acquisition documentation.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147911340

Source of Acquisition Donated by Rosemary Spittle, 2008. 
Subjects Casey, Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron, 1890-1976 -- Portraits.  |  Casey, Maie -- Portraits.  |  Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Portraits.  |  Montgomery of Alamein, Bernard Law Montgomery, Viscount, 1887-1976 -- Portraits.  |  Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 -- Portraits.  |  Eden, Anthony, 1897-1977 -- Portraits.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North -- Photographs.  |  Diplomatic and consular service, British -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Photographs.  |  Colonial administrators -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Portraits.  |  Governors -- India -- Bengal -- Portraits.
Occupation Colonial administrators.  |  Governors.  |  Diplomats.
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