From Empire to Commonwealth: Reflections on a Career in Britain's Overseas Service

From Empire to Commonwealth: Reflections on a Career in Britain's Overseas Service

By: John O'Regan (author)Hardback

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Description

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.

Contents

Family background and upbringing; Ceylon cadetships and the colonial service; Ceylon - the early years; private secretary; Kandy and Colombo; Nuwara Eliya; Trincomalee; Jamaica; Nigeria; Overseas Service for the new Commonwealth?; Uganda; Iran.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850437772
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781850437772
  • ISBN10: 1850437777

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