Eric Johnston (NT Administrator)
Commodore Eric Eugene Johnston AO, OBE, RAN (29 July 1933 in Shanghai, China – 26 February 1997 in Darwin) was Administrator of the Northern Territory from 1 January 1981 to 1 July 1989. Earlier he was a serving officer in the Royal Australian Navy and commanded HMAS Vendetta (D08) in the Vietnam War. Later he commanded HMAS Perth (D38) from 15 May 1976 to 5 Jan 1978. After Cyclone Tracy, as Naval Officer Commanding Northern Australia, he was involved in the administration of emergency naval assistance. He was awarded the Military OBE in 1970 and the Order of Australia.
The Eric Johnston Lectures of the Northern Territory Library were named in his honour. He gave the first Lecture in 1986.
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