Giles Chippindall

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Sir Giles Chippindall

Secretary of the Department of Supply and Shipping
In office
11 April 1945 – 5 September 1946
Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department
In office
15 March 1949 – 20 May 1958
Personal details
Born
Giles Tatlock Chippindall

(1893-05-21)21 May 1893
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Died20 December 1969(1969-12-20) (aged 76)
East Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralia Australian
Spouse(s)Grace Elizabeth Bayley
(m. 1918–1969; his death)
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
OccupationPublic servant

Sir Giles Tatlock Chippindall CBE (21 May 1893 – 20 December 1969) was a senior Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Department of Supply and Shipping between 1945 and 1946 and Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department between 1949 and 1958.

Life and career[edit]

Giles Chippindall was born in Carlton, Melbourne on 21 May 1893.[1] He was educated at state schools in Victoria and the Prahran Business College.[2]

Chippindall joined the Australian Public Service in 1908 as a telegraph messenger in the Postmaster-General's Department.[1]

During World War II, he served in a multitude of roles to progress the war-effort,[2] including as Secretary of the Department of Supply and Shipping between 1945 and 1946.[3]

He was appointed Director-General of the Postmaster General's Department in 1949, serving in the role until his retirement in May 1958.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Chippindall was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 1950 while Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs in Western Australia.[5] In January 1955, he was honoured as a Knight Bachelor.[6]

His portrait, painted by Lucy Lee, was an Archibald Prize finalist in 1955.[7]

In 1987, a street in the Canberra suburb of Theodore was named Chippindall Circuit in Giles Chippindall's honour.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carnell, Ian (1993), "Chippindall, Sir Giles Tatlock (1893–1969)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 7 May 2014 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b CP 126: Sir Giles Tatlock CHIPPINDALL CBE, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 7 May 2014
  3. ^ CA 47: Department of Supply and Shipping, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 7 May 2014
  4. ^ CA 9: Postmaster-General's Department, Central Administration, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 7 May 2014
  5. ^ "Search Australian Honours: CHIPPINDALL, Giles Tatlock", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 7 May 2014
  6. ^ "Search Australian Honours: CHIPPINDALL, Giles Tatlock", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 7 May 2014
  7. ^ Prizes Archibald Prize 1955- Lucy Lee: Sir Giles Chippindall, C.B.E., Art Gallery New South Wales, archived from the original on 7 May 2014
  8. ^ Chippindall Circuit, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 7 May 2014
Government offices
Preceded by
Arthur Smith
Secretary of the Department of Supply and Shipping
1945 – 1946
Succeeded by
Frank O'Connor
Preceded by
Bede Fanning
Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department
1949 – 1958
Succeeded by
Van Vanthoff