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Interview with The Hon Gareth Evans: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Evans, Gareth and Craggs, Ruth Interview with The Hon Gareth Evans: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with The Hon Gareth Evans, conducted 27th March 2014 in Canberra, Australia, 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: Evans, Gareth John. 1944- . Born in Melbourne, Australia. Educated at the University of Melbourne (1962-67) and Magdalen College, Oxford (1968-70). Lecturer in Law at the University of Melbourne, 1971-76. Barrister, 1976-78. Elected to Australian Senate as Senator for Victoria in 1978. Attorney General of Australia, 1983-84. Minister for Resources and Energy, 1984-87. Minister for Transport and Communications, 1987-88. Minister for Foreign Affairs, 1988-96. Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1993-96. Elected to Australian Parliament as MP for Holt, 1996. Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, in Opposition, 1996-98. President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, Brussels, 2000-09. Chancellor of Australian National University, 2010- .

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Evans, Gareth and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Apartheid, Australia, CHOGM, Commonwealth Secretariat, Development, Queen, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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