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Robert James Mair (1892–1963)

The former second commissioner of Taxation, Mr. Robert James Mair, has died in Canberra.

Mr. Mair was one of the city's most senior and well known public servants.

He spent 51 years in the public service before his retirement in 1957, working in the Department of Posts and Telegraph, the Department of Home Affairs and the taxation branch of Department of Treasury.

He served 20 years in the central taxation office in Victoria and then transferred to the head office in Canberra.

Mr. Mair was awarded the O.B.E. in the New Year's Honours list in 1956 for his work in the branch. He was an active member of the Royal Canberra Golf Club and Canberra (Forrest) Bowling Club.

Mr. Mair is survived by his widow and three daughters.

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'Mair, Robert James (1892–1963)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 May 2024.

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12 October, 1892
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


23 January, 1963 (aged 70)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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