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Appointment of Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand



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EMBARGO; N ot f o r p u b l i c a t i o n

o r b r o a d c a s t b e f o r e 5 P»m.

S u n d a y , 22nd A ugust»

F O R T H E P R E S S

( R e le a s e d o n l y i n C a n b e rra )

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS,

CANBERRA.

PR 81

2 0 th A u g u s t, 1965·

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APPOINTMENT OF AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NEW ZEALAND

The M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s , Mr P a u l H a s lu c k ,

a n n o u n c e d to d a y t h a t Mr D. W. M cN icol h a s b e e n a p p o in t e d H igh C o m m issio n e r

f o r A u s t r a l i a i n New Z e a la n d i n s u c c e s s i o n t o Dr D. A. Cam eron, who w i l l

b e r e t i r i n g e a r l y i n N ovem ber.

Mr M cN icol h a s b e e n H igh C o m m issio n er f o r A u s t r a l i a i n P a k i s t a n

s i n c e 1962, a n d w i l l l e a v e K a r a c h i a ro u n d t h e e n d o f S e p te m b e r.

Mr M cN icol w as b o r n i n A d e la id e i n 1913 an d e d u c a te d a t K i n g 's

C o l l e g e , A d e l a id e , an d t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f A d e l a i d e H e s e r v e d i n t h e

R o y a l A u s t r a l i a n A i r F o rc e , from 1940 t o 1945$ and e n t e r e d t h e A u s tr a lia n -

d i p l o m a t i c s e r v i c e a f t e r t h e w a r . He s e r v e d . i n t h e A u s t r a l i a n '

e m b a s s ie s i n Tokyo and W a s h in g to n , a n d . was l a t e r M i n i s t e r i n S a ig o n f o r

two y e a r s , .-1955~56, b e i n g a c c r e d i t e d t o Laos, a n d Cam bodia a s w e l l a s

t o t h e R e p u b lic o f V ie t N am .. He. a t t e n d e d .th e I m p e r i a l D e fe n ce C o lle g e

i n L ondon i n 1957$ a n d w as A u s t r a l i a n C o m m issio n er i n S in g a p o re from

D ecem ber 1957 to- S e p te m b e r 1960 .

Mr M cN icol i s e x p e c te d t o t a k e up h i s d u t i e s i n W e ll in g t o n in-

N ovem ber.

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