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Nugget Coombs

Nugget CoombsAKA Herbert Cole Coombs

Born: 24-Feb-1906
Birthplace: Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
Died: 29-Oct-1997
Location of death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Banker, proponent of aboriginal rights

Wife: Mary Alice Ross ("Lallie", m. 1931)

    High School: Perth Modern School
    University: MA, University of Western Australia (1931)
    University: PhD, London School of Economics (1933)
    Administrator: Chancellor, Australian National University (1968-76)

    Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Chairman
    Reserve Bank of Australia Governor (1960-68)
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia Governor (1949-60)
    Commonwealth Bank of Australia Economist
    Australian Academy of Science
    Australian of the Year 1972

Author of books:
Other People's Money: Economic Essays (1971)
Kulinma: Listening to Aboriginal Australians (1978)
Trial Balance (1981)
Land of Promises: Aborigines and Development in the East Kimberley (1989)
The Return of Scarcity: Strategies for an Economic Future (1990)
Aboriginal Autonomy: Issues and Strategies (1994)


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