Atlee Hunt

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Atlee Hunt
CMG
Secretary of the Department of External Affairs
In office
1 May 1901 – 13 November 1916
Secretary of the Department of Home and Territories
In office
14 November 1916 – 17 February 1921
Personal details
Born Atlee Arthur Hunt
(1864-11-07)7 November 1864
Fitzroy River, Queensland
Died 16 September 1935(1935-09-16) (aged 70)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australia Australian
Spouse(s) Lilian Hunt
(m. 1897–1935; his death)
Occupation Public servant

Atlee Arthur Hunt CMG (7 November 1864 – 19 September 1935) was a senior official in the Australian Public Service. He was appointed Secretary of the Department of External Affairs in 1901, the year of Australia's Federation.

Life and career[edit]

Atlee Hunt was born in Fitzroy River, Queensland on 7 November 1864.[1] He was educated at Balmain Public School and Sydney Grammar School.[1]

Hunt began his career at the New South Wales Lands Department in 1879.[2] To study for the Bar, Hunt resigned from the department in 1887.[3] He was admitted to the Bar in 1892 and practiced until late 1900.[3]

In 1901, Hunt was appointed Secretary of the Department of External Affairs [4]

Hunt died in Perth on 16 September 1935.[1]

Awards[edit]

In June 1910 Hunt was appointed a Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Davies, Helen M., "Hunt, Atlee Arthur (1864–1935)", Australian Dictionary of Biography (Australian National University), archived from the original on 4 March 2014 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Mr Atlee Hunt, CMG". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September 1935. p. 21. 
  3. ^ a b "Death of Mr. Atlee Hunt". The Australasian (Melbourne, Victoria). 28 September 1935. p. 9. 
  4. ^ CA 7: Department of External Affairs [I], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 18 April 2014 
  5. ^ Search Australian Honours: HUNT, Atlee Arthur, Australian Government, archived from the original on 18 April 2014 
Government offices
New title
Department established
Secretary of the Department of External Affairs
1901 – 1916
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Home and Territories
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of External Affairs
Secretary of the Department of Home and Territories
1916 – 1921
Succeeded by
John McLaren
Preceded by
David Miller
as Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs