Violet Oakley, Australia, Paul Hasluck, United Nations Series

Violet Oakley: Australia, Paul Hasluck, United Nations Series (1946) Black and white conté on brown paper
Title
Australia, Paul Hasluck, United Nations Series
Date
1946
Medium
Black and white conté on brown paper
Credit Line
Gift of Robert McClean, 1980
Dimensions
20 ¼"  x 13 1/8"

Sir Hasluck saw the birth of the UN at the 1945 San Francisco Conference, where he headed the Australian Mission. He had a long career in service to Australia, holding posts as Minister for Territories, Defense, and External Affairs between 1961 and 1969; and Governor-General from 1969 to 1974. He was known for transcending party interests and using his office to foster a strong national identity.

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