Garth Pettitt

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Robert Garth Pettitt (14 August 1932—29 May 1992) was a British civil servant in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and subsequently worked at the Overseas Development Authority. His work was vital for the process of becoming independent for a number of former British territories in the Pacific.[1]

He married Elizabeth Jenkins in 1964 (she died in 1970) and had one son and one daughter. He had a keen interest in birdwatching,[2] and was a motorcyclist who joined the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club.[3]


  1. ^ Buist, Ian (19 August 1992). "Garth Pettitt". The Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Davidson, P. E.; Rowan, M. K.; Mead, C. J. (1972). "Letters". Bird Study. 19: 53. doi:10.1080/00063657209476324. 
  3. ^ Shergold, Bill. "59 Club - In The Beginning...". 59 Club Magazine. CafeRacer. Retrieved 9 April 2012.