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Sir John Crawford: agriculture and trade

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by David Lee
Sir John Grenfell Crawford was one of the most significant of the seven dwarfs – the group of diminutive senior Commonwealth public servants active in the period from the 1940s to the 1960s. Agriculture and trade, the two issues with which Crawford engaged as a Commonwealth public servant, were closely connected. In 1948–49, immediately before Crawford was appointed secretary of the Department of Commerce and Agriculture, agricultural commodities still amounted to 85 per cent of Australia’s exports. Moreover, wool alone made up between 40 and 50 per cent of the total in the 1940s and 1950s

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Title of book

Seven dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins

Series

ANU lives series in biography

Chapter number

8

Pagination

169 - 182

Publisher

ANU Press

Place of publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

ISBN-13

9781925022322

ISBN-10

1925022323

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, ANU Press

Extent

12

Editor/Contributor(s)

S Furphy

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