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Interview with Jon Sheppard: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Sheppard, Jon and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Jon Sheppard: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Jon Sheppard carried out in Canberra on 25th March 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Sheppard, Jon. Joined Australian Department of External Affairs in 1967;Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1985-1989; Australian Ambassador to the Hashiemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1992-1995; Director of Political Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat, 1996-2002; Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 2004- 2007. NOTE: The respondent stipulates that permission should be sought when researchers plan to publish and disseminate work drawing on this interview.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Sheppard, Jon and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Australia, Commonwealth Secretariat, Democracy, Diplomacy, elections, European Economic Community, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, good governance, Human Rights, India, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Queen, Rwanda, Scotland, Small States, South Africa, United Nations, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe, Apartheid, Cameroon, Burma, CHOGM, Constitutional change,
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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