List Of High Commissioners Of Australia To The United Kingdom
This is a List of Australian High Commissioners to the United Kingdom. The official title is: Her Majesty's Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
The High Commission of Australia in London is Australia's oldest diplomatic posting, having been established in 1910. Australia House became the site of the mission in 1913.
Prior to this, and prior to federation, Australia was represented through the Agents-General of the colonies, the oldest being New South Wales in 1864. The colonies became states upon federation in 1901 and many continue to maintain an office in London.
Four of Australia's Prime Ministers have been High Commissioner (Reid, Fisher, Cook and Bruce).
The position was held by John Dauth from 2008 to 2013. Former South Australian Premier Mike Rann was announced on 23 August 2012 as the next Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom which he assumed on 1 February 2013.
|High Commissioner||Start of Term||End of Term|
|The Rt Hon. Sir George Reid GCB GCMG KC||1910||1916|
|The Rt Hon. Andrew Fisher||1916||1920|
|The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Cook GCMG||1921||1927|
|Maj.Gen. Sir Granville Ryrie KCMG CB VD||1927||1932|
|The Rt Hon. The Viscount Bruce CH MC PC||1933||1945|
|The Rt Hon. Jack Beasley||1946||1949|
|Sir Norman Mighell CMG (Acting)||1949||1950|
|The Rt Hon. Sir Eric Harrison KCMG KCVO (Resident Minister)||1950||1951|
|The Hon. Sir Thomas White KBE DFC||1951||1956|
|The Rt Hon. Sir Eric Harrison KCMG KCVO||1956||1964|
|The Hon. Sir Alec Downer KBE||1964||1972|
|The Hon. John Armstrong AC||1973||1974|
|Sir John Bunting AC KBE||1975||1977|
|The Hon. Sir Gordon Freeth KBE||1977||1980|
|Sir James Plimsoll AC CBE||1980||1981|
|The Hon. Sir Victor Garland KBE||1981||1983|
|Alfred Parsons AO||1983||1987|
|The Hon. Doug McClelland AC||1987||1991|
|The Hon. Dr. Neal Blewett AC||1994||1998|
|Philip Flood AO||1998||2000|
|Michael L'Estrange AO||2000||2005|
|The Hon. Richard Alston||2005||2008|
|John Dauth AO LVO||2008||2013|
|Mike Rann CNZM||2013||present|
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