Biographical entry Stirling, Alfred Thorp (1902 - 1981)

8 September 1902
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3 July 1981
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Diplomat, Writer and Writer of Inscription


Alfred Thorp Stirling was an Australian diplomat and writer. From 1934 to 1936, he was Menzies' Private Secretary. Stirling joined the Department of External Affairs in 1936. He was Minister for the United States (1946-48), High Commissioner to Canada (1945-46), High Commissioner to South Africa (1948-46), Ambassador to the Netherlands (1950-55), Ambassador to France (1955-59), Ambassador to the Philippines (1959-62), Australia's first Ambassador to Greece (1963-65) and Ambassador to Italy (1962-67).


Hearder, Jeremy. Stirling, Alfred Thorp (1902-1981), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 2012, accessed online 14 February 2013.

Menzies, Robert G. Foreword to Victorian: A Visitors Book, by John Oldham and Alfred Stirling, 5-7. Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, 1969.

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