|Maurice "Bunny" Austin|
|Born||December 15, 1916|
|Died||13 October 1985(aged 68)|
|Place of birth||Geelong, Victoria|
|Place of death||Canberra, ACT|
|Years of service||1938 - 1971|
|Commands held||1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment|
World War II|
Distinguished Service Order|
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mention in Despatches
Maurice "Bunny" Austin DSO, OBE (15 December 1916 – 13 October 1985) was an Australian Army Brigadier. He served in the AIF in World War II and commanded the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in 1952, and the 1st Battalion in the Korean War in 1953. His appointments included Commandant of the Jungle Training Centre; Commander of the Logistic Support Force; Director of Personnel Services and honorary ADC to the Governor General.
On retirement from the Army he was appointed the Australian Army Historian where he researched and published works on the history of the Army in Australia from 1788 to federation.
The nickname "Bunny" comes from the fact that Thomas Austin (no relation) is believed to have been the first person to introduce rabbits in Australia.
- List of Australian Generals and Brigadiers
- Maurice "Bunny" Austin honours and awards page at Australian War Memorial
- Australian War Memorial: PR86/062 - Papers of Maurice "Bunny" Austin
- Austin, Maurice (Bunny) (1916–1985), by A. J. Hill, Australian Dictionary of Biography
- World War II Nominal Roll
- The Army in Australia 1840-50 (M. Austin), Australian Government Publishing Service, 1979. ISBN 0-642-03630-6.
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