IAN CHARLES HAMILTON

OBITUARY

by

Alex PATERSON

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IAN HAMILTON OBITUARY

Ian Charles Hamilton was a senior Australian Government Public Servant who passed away on 19th October 1996.

Below is his obituary written by Herschel Hurst published in 'The Australian' Newspaper on 8th November 1996.

Ian Hamilton was the son of Captain Jack Hamilton, author of the book 'Nights Ashore'.

Jack Hamilton was Alex Paterson's grandfather.





Three generations of Hamiltons; Ian Hamilton (centre) Captain Jack Hamilton, father (right), and Ian's grandfather (left)






Extract from Who’s Who in Australia, 1974, page 464

HAMILTON, Ian Charles, Director Australian Information Service (formerly Aust. News & Information Bureau), Department of the Media, since 1970: son of J.H Hamilton; b. Jan 13, 1915; ed. Turramurra Coll., Syd. C.E.G.S.; journalist Melb. Star 1933-36, Kalgoorlie Miner 1937-39, Aust. Broadcasting Commsn. 1940-44, Depart. Of Information 1944-50 (Press Off. Lond. 1945-48), Syd. 1948-53, P.R.O. Aust. Commsn. Singapore 1953-57, Dept External Affairs Canberra 1957-62, Editor A.N.I.B 1962-64, Dir. N.Y. 1964-70; m. June 12, 1948 Lucy, d. late Dr W.S. Page; recreations, reading, gardening; address, 30 Bremer St., Griffith, A.C.T., 2603
Source: Who’s Who in Australia, 1974, page 464


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