Series 130 - The Press Opposition to the Site of Canberra and related papers

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The Press Opposition to the Site of Canberra and related papers


  • 1955 - ? (Creation)

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0.5m (1 type 10 box)

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(1890 - 1974)

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Francis Clifton Green was born on 26 June 1890 at Mole Creek, Tasmania. He joined the Crown Law Department in 1909 and two years later was appointed clerk-assistant in the House of Assembly. On 2 September 1915 Green enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force; resumed work at parliament in October 1919; and transferred to the Federal parliament on 1 April 1921 as clerk of papers. In 1937 he became Clerk of the House of Representatives, Commonwealth Parliament. He retired in June 1955 and returned to Hobart. Green died on 12 September 1974 at New Town, Hobart.

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The volume contains a paper ‘The Press Opposition to the Site of Canberra’ presented to the Canberra and District Historical Society in 1955 and copies of related press articles, poems and cartoons (1899-1910) which form an appendix to the paper.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 25 September 2007




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