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Published histories

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Animal health

Hunter RA, 2011, CSIRO in Rockhampton; a history of CSIRO’s contributions to the northern beef industry from its Rockhmapton Laboratories 1953-2009, CSIRO Livestock Industries.

Brown BW, 2010, A history of the CSIRO Ian Clunies Ross Animal Research Laboratory and site, Prospect, N.S.W. Bruce W Brown, Blaxtonland, NSW.

Fenner F, 2002, Viruses, rabbits and wildlife.

Whittem J, 2002, CSIRO Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville. Melbourne CSIRO

Butcher BW, 2000, Of vets, viruses and vaccines : the story of the Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville. Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing.

Atmospheric research

Garratt JR, Angus DE, Holper PN, 1998, Winds of change : fifty years of achievements in the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research 1946-1996. CSIRO, Melbourne.

Building research

Bock G, 1995, The end was to build well : a half-century of Australian government building research, Vic, CSIRO.

Chemical engineering

Beale B, 2005, Engineering a legacy : memories of the journey of CSIRO chemical engineering. Clayton, Vic. CSIRO.

Chemical physics

Willis JB, 2003, Three little companies – the birth of a major Australian scientific instrument industry. Historical Records of Australian Science, 14*,* 403-429.

Coogan CK, Kimpton CD, 1989, The Rise and rise of the scientific instrument industry in Australia : report of the 45th Meeting of the National Science and Industry Forum. Canberra :: Australian Academy of Science.

Willis JB, 1989, Spectroscopic Research in the CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics 1944-1986. Historical Records of Australian Science, 8*,* 151-182.

Willis JB, 1988, The CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics, 1944-86′, Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 153-177.

Chemical technology

Balodis V, 2008, The Chronicles of the Forest Products laboratory 1918-2008. A presentation from the CSIRO Forest Biosciences 2008 Seminar Series, Ian Wark laboratory, Clayton, Victoria. [View FPL Seminar Handout.pdf]

Higgins HG, 1988, Divisions of Forest Products, Chemical Technology and Chemical and Wood Technology – The last 20 years, Forest Products Newsletter, Spring 1988, Vol 3, No. 4 ( 7 pages). [View FPN article.pdf]

Chemical and wood technology

Balodis V, 2008, The Chronicles of the Forest Products laboratory 1918-2008. A presentation from the CSIRO Forest Biosciences 2008 Seminar Series, Ian Wark laboratory, Clayton, Victoria.[View FPL Seminar Handout.pdf]

Higgins HG, 1988, Divisions of Forest Products, Chemical Technology and Chemical and Wood Technology – The last 20 years, Forest Products Newsletter, Spring 1988, Vol 3, No. 4 ( 7 pages). [View FPN article.pdf]

Control of intestinal parasites publications

Hugh Gordon published in excess of 100 papers in various scientific journals, mostly the Australian Veterinary Journal. Some key publications on the control of intestinal parasites are presented here. See a full list of details here.

Entomology

Upton MS, 1998, “A Rich and Diverse Fauna” – a history of the first 65 years of CSIRO Entomology and the Australian National Insect Collection.

Sheppard AW, Briese DT, Cullen JM, Groves RH, Julien MH, Lonsdale WM, Scott JK, Wapshere AJ,  2008, ‘Fortieth anniversary review of the CSIRO European Laboratory: does native range research provide good return on investment?’ In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, La Grande Motte, France, 22-27 April, 2007. [Eds. Julien MH, Sforza R, Bon MC, Evans HC, Hatcher PE, Hinz HL, Rector BG], pp. 91-100.

Forest products

Balodis V, 2008, The Chronicles of the Forest Products laboratory 1918-2008. A presentation from the CSIRO Forest Biosciences 2008 Seminar Series, Ian Wark laboratory, Clayton, Victoria.[View FPL Seminar Handout.pdf]

Higgins HG, 1988, Divisions of Forest Products, Chemical Technology and Chemical and Wood Technology – The last 20 years, Forest Products Newsletter, Spring 1988, Vol 3, No. 4 (7 pages). [View FPN article.pdf]

Preston S, 1968, Division of Forest Products – A brief history, Forest Products Newsletter, April-May 1968,pp4-8.
[View FPN 350 article.pdf]

Food research

Bastian JM, 1979, Fifty years of food research, CSIRO. Melbourne, Vic, CSIRO.

Farrer K. To feed a nation: a history of Australian food science and technology. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.

Fisheries and oceanography

Austin RH, 1981, History of CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography. Australian and Marine Science Bulletin, 74, 8-10.

Industrial chemistry

Wark I, 1979, The CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry 1940-1952. Historical Records of Australian Science, 4, 7-41.

Marine and atmospheric research

CSIRO Marine Laboratories (2011) Prawn tales : stories of the people and their research achievements at the CSIRO Cleveland marine laboratories. Collingwood, Vic. :: CSIRO Publishing

Tranter DJ, Pearce A, Mawson V, 1988, CSIRO at sea : fifty years of marine science. Hobart , Marine Laboratories.

Mathematics and statistics

Cameron MA, 2005, Statistical Research for Science and Industry – CSIRO, Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute.

Field JBF, Speed FE, Speed TP, Williams JM, 1988, Biometrics in the CSIR: 1930-194, Austral J Statist 30(B): 54-76

Speed TP, 1988, The Role of Statisticians in CSIRO: Past, Present and Future, Austral J Statist 30(1): 15-34

Mineral chemistry

Bear IJ, Biegler T, Scott TR, 2001, Alumina to zirconia: the history of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry, Clayton, Vic, CSIRO.

Molecular science

Spurling TH, 1997, Historical Origins of CSIRO Molecular Science, Chemistry in Australia, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 12-15.

National Measurement Laboratory

Wright JFH, 1988, Measurement in Australia, 1938-1988 : a history of Australia’s National Standards Laboratory. CSIRO, West Lindfield, NSW.

Plant industry

Bergersen F, 2000, Research on Biological Nitrogen Fixation in CSIRO Plant Industry, 1952 – 1998. Historical Records of Australian Science, 13, 255-299.

Crofts FC, 1997, Australian pasture production: the last 50 years. Pasture Production and Management, 1-16.

Wheeler JL, 1997, CSIRO Armidale: fifty years of pastoral research 1947-1997. 197-pp. Canberra CSIRO.

Price JR, Lamberton JA, Culvenor CCJ, 1993, The Australian Phytochemical Survey: historical aspects of the CSIRO search for new drugs in Australian plants. Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 335-356.

University of Adelaide, 1949, The Waite Agricultural Research Institute : a short account of its history and organisation and the activities of officers of the University of Adelaide and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation stationed at the Institute. Adelaide :: The University of Adelaide.

Protein chemistry

Rivett DE, Ward CW, Beikin LM, Ramshaw JA, Wiltshire JFK, 1996, The Lennox legacy : the history of the CSIRO laboratory at 343 Royal Parade, Parkville. CSIRO, Melbourne.

Williams VA, 1998, From Fleece to Fabric: Fifty Years Of Wool Textile Research 1948-1998, CSIRO Wool Technology, Geelong.

Radiophysics

Wendt H, 2009, Radio astronomy at Murraybank. Local Colour, 7, 27-29.

Davies RD, 2005, A history of the Potts Hill radio astronomy field station. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 8, 87-96.

Sullivan WT, 2005, The beginnings of Australian radio astronomy. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 8, 11-32.

Orchiston W, Slee B, 2002, Ingenuity and initiative in Australian radio astronomy: the Dover heights ‘hole-in-the-ground’ antenna. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 5, 21-34.

Sullivan WT, 1990, Early years of Australian radio astronomy. In Australian Science in the Making, 308-344.

Deane J, 1985, A picture history of CSIRO Radiophysics : 1939-1984. Epping, NSW, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics.

Evans WF, 1970, History of the Radiophysics Advisory Board, 1939-1945. Melbourne, CSIRO.

Soils

Lee KE, 1991, A brief history of CSIRO Division of Soils, CSIRO, Canberra.

Lee KE, 1998, A history of the CSIRO Division of Soils: 1927-1997 CSIRO, Canberra.

Sustainable ecosystems

Saunders DA, Van Wensveen M, Spratt D, 2002, Perspectives on wildlife research : celebrating 50 years of CSIRO wildlife and ecology. Surrey Beatty & Sons in association with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Canberra.

Textile industry

Williams VA, 1998, From Fleece to Fabric: Fifty Years Of Wool Textile Research 1948-1998, CSIRO Wool Technology, Geelong.

Textile physics

Williams VA, 1998, From Fleece to Fabric: Fifty Years Of Wool Textile Research 1948-1998, CSIRO Wool Technology, Geelong.

Tropical animal production

Hunter RA, 2011, CSIRO in Rockhampton; a history of CSIRO’s contributions to the northern beef industry from its Rockhmapton Laboratories 1953-2009, CSIRO Livestock Industries.

Tropical crops and pastures

Basinski JJ, Hacker JB, Wood IM, 1985, The Northern challenge : a history of CSIRO crop research in northern Australia. Brisbane, CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures.

Eyles AG, Cameron DG, Hacker JB, 1985, ‘Pasture Research in Northern Australia – its history, achievements and future emphasis’. Research Report No. 4. CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures. 222 pp.

Wildlife and ecology

Saunders DA, Van Wensveen M, Spratt D, 2002, Perspectives on wildlife research : celebrating 50 years of CSIRO wildlife and ecology. Surrey Beatty & Sons in association with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Canberra.

CSIRO, 1999, Of beauty rich and rare : fifty years of CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology. Canberra CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology.