HAVILAND, STANLEY (1899-1972), public servant, was born on 13 April 1899 at Kogarah, Sydney, fourth son of native-born parents Cecil Henry Haviland, clerk, and his wife Emily, née Shaw. Educated at Cleveland Street Superior School, Stanley joined the public service in 1915; he became a junior clerk in the Department of Lands and, from 1920, a clerk in the Department of Local Government. On 16 November that year at the Methodist Church, Glen Innes, he married Florence Mary Nunn.
Following the amalgamation of the departments of Public Works and Local Government, Haviland was appointed assistant under-secretary on 1 November 1936. When the departments were separated in 1941, he retained his post in Local Government until promoted under-secretary and permanent head in October 1946. At a time of expansion and extraordinary growth in local government enterprise, he proved an efficient administrator. He served (1945-46) on the royal commission into the boundaries ...Read more at the source website