Sir Clarence Waldemar "Clarrie" Harders OBE (1 March 1915 – 22 February 1997) was a senior Australian public servant best known for his time as Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department in the 1970s.

Sir Clarrie Harders

Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department
In office
29 June 1970 – 1979
Personal details
Born
Clarence Waldemar Harders

(1915-03-01)1 March 1915
Died22 February 1996(1996-02-22) (aged 80)
NationalityAustralia Australian
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
OccupationPublic servant

Life and careerEdit

Clarrie Harders was born on 1 March 1915.[1]

He was appointed Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department on 29 June 1970.[2]

In 1979, Harders retired from his position as Secretary of the Attorney-General's department and was appointed legal adviser to the Department of Foreign Affairs.[3]

After leaving the Australian Public Service, Harders went on to become a consultant with a major law firm.[4]

Harders died on 22 February 1997.[5][6][7]

AwardsEdit

Harders was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1969, whilst Deputy Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department.[8] He was knighted in recognition of his public service in June 1977.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Juddery, Bruce (4 July 1979). "New A-G named: Foreign Affairs job for Harders likely". The Canberra Times. p. 3.
  2. ^ Juddery, Bruce (30 June 1970). "New chiefs settle future of office". The Canberra Times. p. 6.
  3. ^ "Harders post". The Canberra Times. 5 July 1979. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Hard for backbenchers to influence legislative style". The Canberra Times. 25 April 1982. p. 4.
  5. ^ "OBITUARY: Sir Clarrie Harders". Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 28 (2): 63–65. 1997. doi:10.1080/00450619609411354.
  6. ^ Whitlam, Gough; Hughes, Tom (10 March 1997). "An Adviser Who Gave His All". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ "A mandarin for all seasons". The Australian. 4 March 1997.
  8. ^ "Search Australian Honours: HARDERS, Clarence Waldemar", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 11 January 2015
  9. ^ "Search Australian Honours: HARDERS, Clarence Waldemar", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 11 January 2015
Government offices
Preceded by
Ted Hook
Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department
1970 – 1979
Succeeded by
Alan Neaves