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Australian Ambassador to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria



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MINISTER FOR

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NEWS RELEASE

THE HON. ANDREW PEACOCK M.P. December 1976

AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR TO YUGOSLAVIA AND BULGARIA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Andrew Peacock, today announced the appointment of Mr B.G. Dexter as Australian Ambassador to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Mr Dexter will be resident in Belgrade.

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Mr Dexter, 55, graduated from the University of ?' Melbourne and served in the A.I.F. and Royal Australian Naval. Reserve between 1941 and 1947. In 1948 he joined the Depart­ ment of External Affairs and subsequently served in Cairo, Karachi and.Washington as well as in Canberra. In 1963-64 Mr

Dexter was Acting High Commissioner in Ghana and from 1964-67 Ambassador to Laos.

In 1968 he became Director of Aboriginal Affairs in the Prime Minister's Department. He was appointed Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 1973, the position he has held, until the present time.

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Mr Dexter will take up his new appointment early 1 next year, i