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  • Epigraph:
    Every member of...staff, armed with a tablecloth...was out on the lawn...they'd written the word CASEY with...tablecloths in letters 5 yards high on this lawn...and the butler had rung up the captain of the aircraft and said: 'Fly low over Government House', and...the aircraft...came screaming 500 feet and here was this huge word CASEY on the lawn, and by golly, there were lots of wet eyes, I can tell you. That was it, that was Casey.
    - Sir Murray Tyrrell describing the impromptu farewell given to Lord Casey by his devoted staff at Government House, Canberra, as he left the Office of the Governor-General in 1969.
  • Australian of the Year 1969

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    y separately published work icon Australians of the Year : Celebrating 50 Years of Remarkable Achievement Wendy Lewis (editor), Sydney : Murdoch Books , 2010 Z1748805 2010 anthology biography 'This book celebrates this milestone 50th anniversary by taking a close up look at the lives of each recipient and revealing talented and admirable role models Australia can be proud of. Among a fascinating collection of scientists, sportspeople, entertainers, doctors, leaders, soldiers and environmentalists you will meet opera diva Dame Joan Sutherland, war hero Sir Ernest Edward Weary' Dunlop and outstanding athlete Catherine Freeman.' Source: Libraries Australia. (Sighted 09/12/2010). Sydney : Murdoch Books , 2010 pg. 66-69
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