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H C "Nugget" Coombs photo

Economist, Born 1906, Kalamunda WA, Died 1997
"Nugget" Coombs was one of Australia's most outstanding and influential public servants, serving and advising seven prime ministers over a 30-year period. Coombs had a profound influence behind the scenes in business and politics and worked hard to achieve a distinctive social, economic and cultural place for all Australians, particularly Aboriginal Australians. He was interviewed for Film Australia's Australian Biography series in 1992.


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"Nugget" Economist Service War Rations Disappointment
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