Lloyd Bott

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Lloyd Bott

Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs
In office
23 December 1975 – 10 August 1977
Secretary of the Department of Tourism and Recreation
In office
9 January 1973 – 22 December 1975
Acting Secretary of the Department of Minerals and Energy
In office
19 December 1972 – 20 December 1972
Secretary of the Department of National Development
In office
1 October 1969 – 19 December 1972
Personal details
Born
Lloyd Forrester Bott

(1917-04-08)8 April 1917
Thornbury, Melbourne
Died8 September 2004(2004-09-08) (aged 87)
NationalityAustralia Australian
Spouse(s)Gwendoline Siddons (m. 1940)
ChildrenMichael, Susan and Stephen
OccupationPublic servant

Lloyd Forrester Bott DSC CBE (8 April 1917 – 8 September 2004) was a senior Australian public servant.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd Bott was born on 8 April 1917 in Thornbury, Melbourne.[1] He attended Northcote High School.[1]

Career[edit]

After leaving high school, Bott qualified for the Commonwealth Public Service in 1933 and went to work in the Post Office in Sydney.[1] He returned to Melbourne a year later and began to study at the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce, which he completed in 1948 when he returned from the Second World War, having served in the Australian Navy.[1]

After his time as a 'yachtie' based in Dartmouth, Bott joined the Department of Supply, rising to become a Deputy Secretary in the department in 1967.[1] He was responsible for the Administration of United States space projects in Australia during the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing.[1][2][3][4]

John Gorton appointed Bott Secretary of the Department of National Development in 1969.[5] He was later Secretary of the Department of Tourism and Recreation, between 1973 and 1975.[6]

Bott retired from the public service in 1977, his final appointment being Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, which he had held since December 1975.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Lloyd Bott was honoured with a Distinguished Service Cross in 1945, for his "gallantry, enthusiasm and great devotion to duty while serving in HM MGB 502 in hazardous operations."[1]

In 2010, a street in the Canberra suburb of Casey was named Bott Crescent in Lloyd Bott's honour.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Billett, Jan Roberts (20 October 2004). "War hero awarded DSC for gallantry and devotion to duty". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010.
  2. ^ Lloyd Bott – My Association with NASA (photos), archived from the original on 17 January 2014
  3. ^ Lloyd Bott – My Association with NASA, archived from the original on 17 January 2014
  4. ^ Gorton, John (21 July 1969). "The Moon Landing: Prime Minister's Comments" (Press release). Archived from the original on 17 January 2014.
  5. ^ CA 56: Department of National Development [I], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 January 2014
  6. ^ CA 1491: Department of Tourism and Recreation, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 January 2014
  7. ^ CA 1955: Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs [I], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 January 2014
  8. ^ Bott Crescent, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 27 February 2014
Government offices
Preceded by
Bill Boswell
Secretary of the
Department of National Development

1969 – 1972
Department abolished
New title
Department established
Acting Secretary of the
Department of Minerals and Energy

1972
Succeeded by
Lenox Hewitt
Preceded by
Doug McKay (Acting)
Secretary of the
Department of Tourism and Recreation

1973 - 1975
Department abolished
Preceded by
Peter Wilenski
as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Immigration
Secretary of the
Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Lou Engledow