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Biographical entry Archer, Keith McRae (1905 - 1999)

18 October 1905
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


Keith Archer was appointed Commonwealth Statistician in 1962 after joining the Commonwealth Public Service in 1924. He was the Australian delegate to a number of international conferences 1940s-1960s.


Born Launceston, Tasmania, 18 October 1905. OBE 1965, CBE 1971. Educated University of Tasmania (Dip. Com.). Tasmanian Public Service 1923; Commonwealth Public Service 1924; Tabulating Supervisor Census 1933, Assistant Commonwealth Statistician 1949-54; Deputy Commonwealth Statistician 1954-62; Commonwealth Statistician 1962-70; Director Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies 1970-75; Associated Director Australian Association of Building Societies 1975-79; Honorary Secretary, ACT Association of Building Societies 1979-84. FRSS (Hon).

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Keith McRae Archer - Records, 1905 - 1970, TRC 121/38; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Obituary', Canberra Times, 13 April 1999, p. 11. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.