Biographical entry Coombs, Herbert Cole (Nugget) (1906 - 1997)

24 February 1906
Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia
29 October 1997
Economist, Public Servant and Writer of Inscription


Herbert Cole (Nugget) Coombs was an economist and public servant. Coombs was Director-General of Postwar Reconstruction (1943-49) and Governor of the Commonwealth and Reserve Banks (1949-68). After retirement, Coombs served as chairman of the Australian Council for the Arts/Australia Council (1967-74) and chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (1967-76). He was Chancellor of the Australian National University from 1968 to 1976.


Nix, Henry Coombs, Herbert Cole (Nugget) (1906-1997), Obituaries Australia. National Centre of Biography. Accessed 23 September 2012.