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Always say yes : the life of David Scott
Always say yes : the life of David Scott
Scott, David, 1925-2014
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'I was 13 when I decided what I wanted to do in life was travel and have adventures, be of some use to other people, and have a family. Life worked out pretty much as I hoped.' Born into middle-class poverty in the 1920s, David Scott was on course for a corporate career until his uncle, Father Gerard Tucker, invited him to become part of The Brotherhood of St Laurence. Scott went on to become the director of the Brotherhood turning it into the most significant agency for social welfare in Australia. He also formed Community Aid Abroad (now Oxfam) and played a leading role in galvanising support for the East Timorese people when Indonesia invaded. 'Always Say Yes' follows Scott's life and accomplishments and celebrates one of our giants of social policy.
Main title:
Always say yes : the life of David Scott / [David Scott with] Carrie Hutchinson.
Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Pier 9, Allen & Unwin, 2014.Crows Nest, NSW Pier 9, Allen & Unwin, 2014.copyright2014.
Collation:
xi, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781743369982 (paperback)
Dewey class:
361.750994
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography361.750994 SCOAvailable
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