Year Ten History Assessment Task
Topic 7: Australia as a Global Citizen

1a) who was Dr Herbert Evatt?
    Herbert Evatt (1894-1965) politician and judge, was born on 30 April 1894 at East Maitland, New South Wales. His father was a publican from India. He died when Herbert was 7. Bert attended East Maitland Superior Public School and from 1905 Fort Street Model (Boys' High) School, Sydney, matriculated brilliantly in 1911 and entered St Andrew's College, University of Sydney , where he achieved excellent results in mathematics, logic, philosophy and English, and won a swag of medals and awards.
He edited Hermes, tutored at his college and presided (1916-17) over the University Union. He was denied for service in World War I because of sightlessness. At first he supported conscription, but was let down with the 'Yes' arguments in the referendum of 1917. His anti-conservatism was backed up by the influence of his profound friend Gordon Childe. In 1918 Evatt published Liberalism in Australia (a thesis on the evolution of Australian politics towards liberal democracy) and became a part of the Australian Labour Party. After a period as associate to Sir William Cullen, chief justice of New South Wales, he was admitted to the Bar on 31 October 1918.
b) Write a recount explaining Dr Herbert Evatt’s involvement in the United Nations.
Dr Herbert Evatt served in many important roles in Australian law and politics- as a high court judge, attorney-general, minister for external affairs and as leader of the labour party. He led Australia’s delegation to the meetings to establish the UN’S mandate and draw up its charter. The United Nations Charter, signed on 26 June 1945, created UN’s organ/the general assembly, the Security Council, the econo0mic social council (ESOSOC), the trusteeship council, the international court of justice, (ICJ) and the secretariat. In 1947, those ‘DOC’ Evatt chaired the United Nations Palestine commission. He served as president of the...