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Don Dunstan Foundation
Level 3, 230 North Terrace
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA
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Don Dunstan - A Notable Life

The Honourable Donald Allan Dunstan AC QC
21 September 1926 - 6 February 1999

  •    Born Suva, Fiji
  •    Educated St Peter's College, Adelaide, SA
  •    Graduated LLB from the University of Adelaide 1948
       (degree conferred in 1949)
  •    Practised law in Suva and Adelaide
  •    Elected Member for Norwood 1953 - 1979
  •    Member of the House of Assembly March 1953 - February 1979
  •    Co-founder Meals on Wheels 1953
  •    Attorney General, Minister of Social Welfare and
       Aboriginal Affairs, 1965
  •    Queens Counsel November 1965
  •    Premier of South Australia June 1967 - April 1968
  •    Leader of the Opposition April 1968 - June 1970
  •    Premier of South Australia June 1970 - February 1979
  •    Don Dunstan's Cookbook 1976
  •    Companion of the Order of Australia June 1979
  •    Chairman, Victorian Tourist Commission 1982 - 1987
  •    National President, Freedom From Hunger Campaign
       1982 - 1987
  •    Chairman, Nelson Mandela Foundation 1987 - 1993
  •    President, Movement for Democracy in Fiji from 1987
  •    Chairman, Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre 1990 - 1994
  •    National Chairman, Community Aid Abroad 1992 - 1993
  •    Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Enquiry,
       The University of Adelaide 1997
  •    Restaurateur - 'Don's Table'
  •    Died Adelaide, Australia (6 February 1999)