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Edward Joseph (Ted) Egan (1932–)

Ted Egan was born in Melbourne on 6 July 1932. He arrived in the Northern Territory in 1949 for employment as a patrol officer with the Native Welfare Branch, and later served with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Well-known as an author, singer and songwriter Egan served as Administrator of the Northern Territory between 2003 and 2007.

Ted Egan now lives in Alice Springs and is currently researching a PhD on the career of John Anderson Gilruth, the first Commonwealth Administrator of the Northern Territory.

Selected records relating to Ted Egan
National Archives, Canberra
Personal history file – E J Egan, 1951–63 A2065, E J Egan
Photographs – Personalities – Ted Egan, Department of Aboriginal Affairs – seated at desk, 1974 A8739, A12/8/74/24
Photographs – Personalities – Ted Egan, Department of Aboriginal Affairs – seated at desk, 1974 A8739, A12/8/74/25
Photographs – Personalities – Ted Egan, Department of Aboriginal Affairs – seated at desk, 1974 A8739, A12/8/74/26
National Archives, Darwin
Patrol officer E J (Ted) Egan, 1957–59 F1, 1957/367

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Territory Personalities