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Eric Raymond Bevington (1914-2004), CMG (1961), was educated at Monkton Combe School, Loughborough College, and Queen's College, Cambridge, taking a post as a cadet in HM Overseas Service, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1937. He began work as a district officer, Fiji, 1942, served as Secretary, Commission of Enquiry into Cost of Living Allowances, Nigeria, 1945-1946, and was made administrative officer Cl.I, Fiji, 1950. He became Assistant Colonial Secretary (Development), Fiji, 1951, Development Commissioner, Brunei, 1954, and worked as Financial Secretary, Fiji, 1958-1961. He was Development Commissioner, Fiji, 1962-1963 and a member of Fiji's Executive Council, 1958-1963. He was Senior Project Engineer, Wrigh Rain Ltd., 1964-1967, Appeals Inspector, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 1967-1970, Senior Housing and Planning Inspector, Department of the Environment, 1970-1978, and a member of New Forest District Council, 1979-1983. In 1939 he married Enid Mary Selina (nee Homer), with whom he had one son and one daughter.
Album of photographs by Bevington of the Gilbert, Ellice and Phoenix Islands and of places en-route to these islands, including Naples, Aden, Colombo and the Cocos Islands, 1937-1939; includes some additional photographs, 1942, 1994, 1998 and undated.
The photographs were donated to the library by Bevington on 19th July 1999.Access Conditions
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The things we do for England - if only England knew!, typescript account of service in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Fiji and Brunei, 1930-1950 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 79); typescript account of the economy and development of Brunei, 1955 (ref. MSS. Pac. s. 108).
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