Coombs, H C (Nugget)

Economist who became the first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was also a strong supporter of the arts. In 1967 he persuaded Prime Minister Harold Holt to legislate to create the Australian Council for the Arts (Australia Council) as a body for the public funding of the arts. He also helped found Australian National University and helped secure funding for the Australian film industry. He was also a supporter of the rights of Australia's Indigenous people.

Milestone
Born
Kalamunda, Western Australia
24 Feb 1906
Died
Sydney
29 Oct 1997
Name
Birth
Coombs, Herbert Cole
Occupation
Position
01 Sep 1954
1968 - 1974