public servant and politics. by Hasluck, Paul Sir.

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Published by [Royal Institute of Public Administration] in Canberra .

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  • Public administration -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Politics, Practical -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

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SeriesThe Robert Garran Memorial Oration, 1968, Sir Robert Garran Oration,, 1968.
LC ClassificationsJF1411 .H37
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
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Open LibraryOL5336162M
LC Control Number72189483

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