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An Interesting Career to Follow

LESTER RICHARD HIATT, libertarian, anthropologist, sometime dentist and golfer, died suddenly in England on February 10. Les was born in Gilgandra, New South Wales, on December 30, 1931. He attended Hurlstone Agricultural High School; from there he went to the University of Sydney where he completed a dentistry degree before embarking on Anthropology and Philosophy. In 1963 he was awarded a PhD for his thesis on the Gidjingarli people of northern Arnhem Land, subsequently published as Kinship and Conflict. From 1971 to 1991 he was Reader in Anthropology at Sydney University. He was a Foundation Member of the Australian Institute…

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