15 December 1916|
|Died||13 October 1985
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Years of service||1935–1971|
|Commands held||1st Logistic Support Force (1960–61)
Jungle Training Centre, Canungra (1957–58)
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1952–53)
2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1952)
|Battles/wars||Second World War
|Awards||Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Brigadier Maurice "Bunny" Austin DSO, OBE (15 December 1916 – 13 October 1985) was an Australian Army officer. He served in the Second Australian Imperial Force in the Second World War, commanded the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1952, and led the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in the Korean War in 1952–53.
His appointments included Commandant of the Jungle Training Centre; Commander of the Logistic Support Force; Director of Personnel Services and honorary ADC to the Governor General.
On retirement from the Army he was appointed the Australian Army Historian where he researched and published works on the history of the Army in Australia from 1788 to federation.
- World War II Nominal Roll
- The Army in Australia 1840–50 (M. Austin), Australian Government Publishing Service, 1979. ISBN 0-642-03630-6.
- Maurice "Bunny" Austin honours and awards page at Australian War Memorial
- Australian War Memorial: PR86/062 – Papers of Maurice "Bunny" Austin
- Austin, Maurice (Bunny) (1916–1985), by A. J. Hill, Australian Dictionary of Biography
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