ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Informing a Nation: the Evolution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a history of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and its predecessor the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. It covers the period from 1905 to the present day. The publication is organised thematically and includes chapters on subject areas such as economic statistics, the census, social statistics, prices statistics, methodology and technology in the Bureau, international relations, the Bureau's clients and dissemination, and the culture of the Bureau. As well as the written history, the publication presents a pictorial history of the work of the Bureau and its staff over the last century.
Stocks of the printed publication are not yet available and are expected to be limited. Expressions of interest are currently being taken by the National Information and Referral Service (Ph 1300 135 070) however it is possible that demand will exceed available stock.