List of Australian High Commissioners to India

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High Commissioner to India
Coat of Arms of Australia.svg
Incumbent
Harinder Sidhu

since 11 February 2016
Style His Excellency
Residence New Delhi
Inaugural holder Iven Mackay
Formation November 1943
Website Australian High Commission, New Delhi – India, Bhutan
The Australian High Commission in New Delhi

The Australian High Commissioner to India is the Australian Government's foremost diplomatic representative in India. The Australian Government has offered diplomatic representation in India since 1943,[1] the High Commissioner resides in New Delhi and also holds non-resident accreditation as Ambassador to Bhutan since diplomatic relations were established on 14 September 2002.[2][3]

List of High Commissioners[edit]

Name Start of term End of term References
Iven Mackay November 1943 1948 [4]
Charles Kevin (acting) 1948 1948 [5]
Roy Gollan 1948 1952 [6]
Walter Crocker 1952 1955 [7]
Peter Heydon 1955 1958 [8]
Walter Crocker 1958 1962
Bill Pritchett (acting) 1962 1963 [9][10]
James Plimsoll 1963 1965 [11]
Arthur Tange 1965 1969
Patrick Shaw 1970 1973 [12]
Bruce Grant 1973 1976
Peter Curtis 1976 1979
Gordon Upton 1979 1984
Graham Feakes 1984 1990 [13]
David Evans 1990 1993
Darren Gribble 1994 1997
Rob Laurie 1997 2001 [14]
Penny Wensley 2001 2004 [15]
John McCarthy 2004 2009 [16]
Peter Varghese 2009 2012 [17]
Patrick Suckling 2012 11 February 2016 [18][19][20]
Harinder Sidhu 11 February 2016 incumbent [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Commissioner to India: Australia to have representative". Daily Commercial News and Shipping List. Sydney, New South Wales. 26 October 1943. p. 2. 
  2. ^ CA 2754: Australian High Commission, India [New Delhi], National Archives of Australia, retrieved 26 April 2015 
  3. ^ Downer, Alexander (15 September 2002). "Australia and Bhutan Establish Diplomatic Relations" (Media Release). Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Minister for Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nearer to India: Evatt". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertsider. 2 November 1943. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "Mr. C. Kevin for Indonesia". The Canberra Times. ACT. 6 January 1953. p. 2. 
  6. ^ "Appointed High Commissioner to India". The Argus. Melbourne, Victoria. 6 October 1948. p. 5. 
  7. ^ "High Commissioner to India". Newcastle Herald and Miner’s Advocate. NSW. 15 March 1952. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "High Commissioner to India". The Canberra Times. ACT. 4 February 1955. p. 2. 
  9. ^ Furlonger, Bob (8 February 2014). "William Pritchett: From diplomat to head of Defence Department". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Australian gift parcels in India". The Canberra Times. ACT. 11 January 1963. p. 13. 
  11. ^ "Sir James Plimsoll for India". The Canberra Times. ACT. 22 February 1963. p. 3. 
  12. ^ "Mr Patrick Shaw to India". The Canberra Times. ACT. 2 March 1970. p. 1. 
  13. ^ "Feakes named for India post". The Canberra Times. ACT. 1 June 1984. p. 3. 
  14. ^ Downer, Alexander (25 July 1997). "Diplomatic appointment: High Commissioner to India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. 
  15. ^ Downer, Alexander (28 August 2001). "Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. 
  16. ^ Downer, Alexander (9 August 2004). "Diplomatic Appointment - High Commissioner to India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Smith, Stephen (8 June 2009). "Diplomatic Appointment - High Commissioner to India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Australia appoints new High Commissioner to India". Australian Broadcasting Commission. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Career diplomat Patrick Suckling to head New Delhi mission". The Australian. AAP. 30 December 2012. 
  20. ^ Carr, Bob (30 December 2012). "Engagement with India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. 
  21. ^ Bishop, Julie (11 February 2016). "High Commissioner to India" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 11 February 2016. 

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