|Secretary of the Department of the Treasury|
1 March 1938 – 31 December 1949
Stuart Gordon McFarlane|
4 May 1885
2 November 1970 (aged 85)|
|Resting place||Canberra Cemetery|
Mary Grace McDermott (m. 1923; d. 1952)|
Evelyn Mary, née Bray (m. 1958)
Life and career
McFarlane began his career in the Commonwealth public service as a clerk in the Finance Branch of the Department of the Treasury in 1903. Between 1911 and 1926, he worked in the Postmaster-General's Department.
He was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in March 1938.
During his time in the public service, McFarlane travelled quite extensively, including to India, Papua New Guinea and England.
In 1933, McFarlane was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.
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1938 – 1949
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