Copland, Douglas Berry

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Person

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Copland, Douglas Berry

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  • Sir Douglas Copland CMG KBE

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Dates of existence

1894 - 1971

History

Douglas Berry Copland was born on 24 February 1894 in Otago, New Zealand. Copland was a founding member and first President of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand 1925-28, and editor-in-chief of the society's journal 'Economic Record' 1925-1945. From 1924-1939 he was Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Melbourne but later accepted a secondment to Canberra as Commonwealth Prices Commissioner 1939-1945 and as economic consultant to the Prime Minister 1941-1945. He was appointed Australian Minister to China in 1946. Copland returned to Canberra and on 11 May 1948 became founding Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (1948-1953). He retained his role as an economist and began a long involvement with the Commonwealth Immigration Planning Council (1949-68) in which he gave advice concerning the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority and urged closer economic ties with the USA. In 1953 he was appointed High Commissioner to Canada. Copland died on 27 September 1971 at Kyneton, Victoria.

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New Zealand; Melbourne; Canberra; China; Canada

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academic; economist; public servant; university administrator

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Related entity

Australian National University (1946 -)

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1948 - 1953

Description of relationship

Vice-Chancellor

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Claire Griffiths 15 August 2011; revised on 14 May 2012

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Sources

Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/copland-sir-douglas-berry-247 (accessed 15 August 2011)

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