From Empire To Commonwealth: Reflections on a Career in Britain's Oversea Service

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The Radcliffe Press, May 15, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
John O'Regan pursued a long career in the British Colonial Service. He served in Ceylon, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uganda and, finally, Iran. In this book he gives an account of the concerns of the Overseas Civil Service during the period spanning the end of the empire and the emergence of independent nation-states. He profiles figures such as Sir Andrew Caldicott and D.S. Senanavaka in Ceylon, Sir Hugh Foot, Sir Alexander Bustamente and Norman Manley in Jamaica, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Nigeria and more.
 

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1994 / 196 pages / 127
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Contents

Ceylon Cadetships and the Colonial Service
13
Private Secretary
37
Kandy and Colombo
55
Trincomalee
71
Nigeria
107
Overseas Service for the New Commonwealth?
121
Uganda
145
Epilogue
177
Index
191
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