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Papers of Herbert Cole Coombs, 1918-1995 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1441047
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Coombs, H. C. (Herbert Cole), 1906-1997
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1918-1995] 
16.77 m. (93 boxes) + 5 cartons. 
Summary

MS 802 comprises correspondence, reports, conference papers, research material and newspaper and journal articles, mainly relating to Coomb's involvement with the Aboriginal community. Also included are papers relating to the Australian Council for the Arts, personal papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, files of biographical material and correspondence with Christina Stead (93 boxes, 5 cartons).

Biography/History

Economist, public servant and human rights worker. Herbert Cole Coombs was born in Kalamunda, Western Australia, in 1906 and educated at Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia. In 1933 he was awarded a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics with a thesis on central banking. Coombs was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, 1960-1968; chairman of the Australian Council for the Arts, 1968-1974; chancellor of the Australian National University, 1968-1976; chairman of the Australian Council for Aboriginal Affairs, 1968-1976; consultant to the prime minister, 1972-1975; and, visiting fellow in the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, 1976-1996. Coombs died in Sydney in 1997.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 802.

Related Material H.C. (Nuggett) Coombs interviewed by Heather Rusden; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2392. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Coombs, H. C. (Herbert Cole), 1906-1997 -- Archives.  |  Stead, Christina, 1902-1983 -- Correspondence.  |  Australian Council for the Arts.  |  Australia. Council for Aboriginal Affairs.  |  Economists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Human rights workers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.
Time Coverage 1918-1995 
Occupation Public servants.  |  Economists.  |  Chancellors.  |  Human rights workers.  |  Consultants.  |  Chairpersons.
Other authors/contributors Stead, Christina, 1902-1983
Terms of Use Copying of H.C. Coombs' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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