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SHEDDEN STREET
Feature NameSHEDDEN STREET
SuburbCASEY
Gazettal Date26 March 2009
Commemorated NameSHEDDEN
Given NamesFREDERICK GEOFFREY
Birth Year1893
Death Year1971
SexMale
OriginAustralian public service, departmental secretary

Frederick Shedden began his long career with the
Department of Defence in 1910 and, after serving with
the AIF in World War I, he rose to become departmental
secretary for a record period from 1937 until 1956. He
was a principal adviser to prime ministers during World
War II and the Korean War, and helped form ASIO in
1949. In 1956 he was commissioned to write a history
of Australian defence policy but it was not completed by
the time of his death in 1971.
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