Maurice Austin

Military Person

1916 – 1985

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Who was Maurice Austin?

Maurice "Bunny" Austin OBE DSO was an Australian Army Brigadier. He served in the AIF in World War II and commanded the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1952, and the 1st Battalion in the Korean War in 1953.

His appointments included Commandant of the Jungle Training Centre; Commander of the Logistic Support Force; Director of Personnel Services and honorary ADC to the Governor General.

On retirement from the Army he was appointed the Australian Army Historian where he researched and published works on the history of the Army in Australia from 1788 to federation.

The nickname "Bunny" comes from the fact that Thomas Austin is believed to have been the first person to introduce rabbits in Australia.

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Born
Dec 15, 1916
Geelong
Died
Oct 13, 1985
Canberra

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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