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William Pritchett interviewed by Garry Woodard [sound recording]
Bib ID 644102
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Pritchett, William, 1921-2014, Interviewee
 
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Description 2002 
4 sound files (253 min.) 
Biography/History

William Pritchett, retired diplomat and career public servant was born in Sydney, N.S.W. and graduated from University of Sydney with an Arts Degree specialising in history and anthropology. After service in WWII he was appointed as a diplomatic cadet in the then Dept. of External Affairs in 1945. As well as service from time to time at the Dept.'s head office in Canberra, Pritchett served at posts in Jakarta, West Berlin, Bonn, New Delhi, Singapore and London. He joined the Dept. of Defence, located in Canberra, A.C.T. in March 1973. Pritchett was appointed a Deputy Secretary in 1978 and in Aug.1979 Head of the Dept. on the retirement of Sir Arthur Tange. William Pritchett retired from the position in Jan. 1984 at age 63.

Notes

Interviews recorded on 28 Oct. 2002 and 4 Feb. 2003.

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript (typescript, 308 leaves) 
Subjects Pritchett, William, - 1921-2014 - Interviews.  |  Diplomats - Australia - Interviews.  |  Public officers - Interviews.
Occupation Public servants.  |  Diplomats.
Other authors/contributors Woodard, Garry, 1929-, Interviewer

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