Ainsley Gotto

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Ainsley Gotto (14 February 1946 – 25 February 2018) was an Australian public servant and interior designer. She was the private secretary to Prime Minister John Gorton in the late 1960s.[1] She was born in Annerley, Queensland.

Gotto began work as a typist at the Department of Immigration, but left after a few months to work for a private firm.[1] After a year, she returned to government work at the Trade Commission Service.[2]

When Gorton stepped down as prime minister in March 1971, Gotto stayed in his service when he became Minister for Defence, but resigned from the public service in 1972.[3]

Gotto died at a hospital in Woollahra, Sydney of cancer-related complications on 25 February 2018 at the age of 72.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ainsley Gotto, career girl". The Canberra Times. 42, (11, 904). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 23 January 1968. p. 1. Retrieved 25 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Benns, Matthew (25 February 2018). "Ainsley Gotto, former private secretary to prime minister John Gorton has died aged 71". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. "Papers of Ainsley Gotto". National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 25 February 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)