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Transcript 1394

DEATH OF SIR JOHN ALLISON

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Holt, Harold

Period of Service: 26/01/1966 to 19/12/1967

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Release Date: 21/09/1966

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 1394

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FOR PRESS P. M. No. 90/ 1966
DEATH OF SIR JOHN ALLISON
Tribute by the Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Holt
Sir John Allison had for many years been a leading
figure in the life of Australia.
He had given much valuable voluntary service to the
Australian UJovernment and had been prominent in an honorary
capacity in many fields of community service.
He was a warm, strong personality, and his practical
good sense made him a natural leader among men. His views and
guidance were frequently sought and valued.
His passing is a loss to Australia, and his many
friends and I include Mrs. Holt and myself in their number
will mourn him and will feel deep sympathy for Lady Allison
and his sorrowing family.
CAN 3E RU
21st September, 1966.

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