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No.

M15

Date

29 January 1982

THE HON. TONY STREET, M.P.

AUSTRALIAN STUDIES CENTRE IN BRITAIN

The M in is te r fo r Foreign A f f a ir s , the Hon Tony S tre e t MP, announced today th a t Professor G eoffrey Bolton, Professor of H istory at Murdoch U n iv e rs ity in Western A u s tra lia , has accepted an appointment as Head o f the newly established A u stralian Studies Centre at the

In s titu te o f Commonwealth Studies in London, and as Professor of A u stralian Studies o f the U n iv e rs ity o f London. Professor Bolton w ill take up his appointment in September 1982 on a three year secondment.

; The A u stralian Studies Centre was established in cooperation

w ith the U n iv e rs ity o f London and w ith fin a n c ia l con tributions from the S ir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust and the A u stralian Government. Mr S tre e t said th a t the aim of the Centre is to encourage study and research in the U n iv e rs ity of London and other B ritis h u n iv e rs itie s on A u stralian h is to ry and current developments in the country. The fie ld s o f study and research would include both A u s tra lia 's economic, p o l i t i c a l , social and c u ltu ra l developments and A u s tra lia 's in te rn a tio n a l re la tio n s , p a r tic u la rly its re la tio n s w ith B r it a in .

Mr S tre e t said th a t the A u stralian Studies Centre would strengthen the broad and tra d itio n a l tie s between A u s tra lia and B rita in and would be an important element in the development of greater awareness and knowledge o f A u s tra lia in B r ita in , e s p e c ia lly in B ritis h u n iv e rs itie s .

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