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1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 54), Nov 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2005   
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The ABS is turning 100 - National Statistics Day - 8 December 2005

National Statistics Day on December 8 coincides with ABS's official 100th birthday. The ABS and libraries have been celebrating the Centenary throughout the year. In the May LEP Newsletter Mount Isa City Library was featured with their celebrations - complete with their Centenary cake!

To celebrate our Centenary the ABS has released Informing the Nation: Evolution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics 1905 - 2005 (Cat. no 1382.0). Your library has received a complimentary copy of this special title. For a printed copy contact your LEP Coordinator.

Want to find out more about the ABS's history? Check out these articles:

  • "Building a national statistical agency" Year Book Australia 2005
  • "The development of official statistics in Australia and some possible future challenges" Year Book Australia 2001
  • "Australian Statisticians and the development of official statistics" Year Book Australia 1988
  • "A Brief History of Australia's National Statistical Office". To find this from the ABS home page select ABS History Project
As part of celebrating National Statistics Day we have included an ABS quiz with this Newsletter. Fill it in and you could win a special LEP coffee mug. The winners will be announced in the next LEP Newsletter.


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