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New High Commissioner, 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 389/8/2

Scope and Contents

This file includes correspondence regarding Smedley’s appointment, including one section ‘Briefing for High Commissioner’s Arrival’ relating to agriculture, with map attached; list of Smedley’s appointments, 15-23 Jan. 1976; programmes of visits to Brussels, 30 Jan. to 1 Feb. 1976; India, 2-3 Feb. 1976; Hong Kong, 4-5 Feb. 1976; Australia, 6-8 Feb. 1976; material relating to New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon’s visit to the UK (accompanied by Smedley), 11-15 Apr. 1976; list of guests attending dinner held at Downing St for Muldoon, 13 April 1976 and further dinner hosted by New Zealand’s High Commissioner, 14 Apr.1976; list of those attending Australia and New Zealand Trade Advisory luncheon 15 Apr. 1976; menu for luncheon held by Muldoon for Margaret Thatcher, 10 Sept. 1976; and draft of Smedley’s speech given to Auckland Chamber of Commerce, 29 June 1976 (circa 100 sheets).


  • Creation: 1976


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1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

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Finding aid date

2016-05-18 14:26:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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