George Dunbar Moore

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George Dunbar Moore
Rear Admiral George Dunbar Moore 1945.jpg
Rear Admiral George Moore c. 1945
Born(1893-10-10)10 October 1893
Springsure, Queensland
Died27 July 1979(1979-07-27) (aged 85)
Darlinghurst, New South Wales
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Naval Reserve (1912–13)
Royal Australian Navy (1913–50)
Years of service1912–1950
RankRear Admiral
Commands heldFlag Officer in Command New South Wales (1947–50)
Naval Officer in Command Sydney (1944–47)
HMAS Canberra (1941–42)
HMAS Australia (1941)
HMS Dauntless (1939–41)
HMS Curacoa (1939)
HMAS Stuart (1937–38)
HMAS Yarra (1936–37)
HMS Dunoon (1932–34)
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire
Doretta Ziele Russell (m. 1923)
Other workAustralian Minister to the Philippines (1950–55)

Rear Admiral George Dunbar Moore, CBE (10 October 1893 – 27 July 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Navy and a diplomat.[1]

Moore was appointed Australia's first Minister to the Philippines in 1950, leaving his position as naval flag officer in charge of Sydney to take up the post in Manila.[2][3] In 1954, Moore made front-page news in the Philippines when local media claimed he lashed out at security officers at his residence.[4] Moore retired from the position a year later in July 1955.[5]

Moore (seated, left) with General Sir Thomas Blamey (seated, centre) and other Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, September 1945


  1. ^ Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral George Dunbar Moore, Australian Government, archived from the original on 13 November 2016
  2. ^ "Admiral Moore for Philippines". The Canberra Times. 20 May 1950. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Successor to Admiral Moore Appointed". Illawarra Daily Mercury. 22 May 1950. p. 3.
  4. ^ Rivett, Rohan (7 September 1954). "The Filipino Army was "insulted": Our Admiral shouted at hungry guard". The Argus. p. 1.
  5. ^ "New Minister to Philippines". The Canberra Times. 1 June 1955. p. 2.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Keith Waller
as Consul-General
Australian Minister to the Philippines
Succeeded by
Mick Shann