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The Seven Dwarfs: A Team of Rivals

Brown, Nicholas


The persistence of the idea of the ‘seven dwarfs’ in the fairly thin soil of Commonwealth Public Service (CPS) history testifies to its usefulness – although just as the actual composition of the group remains a matter for debate, so does the question of their significance continue to prompt varied interpretations. In a general sense, the term is well enough understood. The expression, ‘seven dwarfs’, refers to the careers and characteristics of a group of men who secured great influence and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Source: The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins: Australian Government Administration in the Post-war Reconstruction Era
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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