Early life Stewart Henry Bastow was born in Folkestone, England on 22 February 1908. His family migrated to Australia. Stewart was educated at Caulfield Grammar, Melbourne; The Hutchins School, Hobart; and the Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane. Tertiary education and early career He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1926, majoring in both […]
Dr Sefton Davidson Hamann was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 8 January 1921; the youngest, by 18 and 20 years, of three children. He studied for a BSc in chemistry and physics at Canterbury College. This was interrupted by him volunteering for service in the Royal NZ Navy in August 1941. He served until […]
Stub entry. Contributions wanted Biography Brian Harrison Walker was born and raised in Zimbabwe, obtained his first degree in agriculture in South Africa, and his Ph.D. in ecology in Sakatchewan, Canada, in 1968. His interests are in ecosystem function and dynamics, particularly in regard to resilience of tropical savannas and rangelands. He lectured at the […]
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Early life Annabelle Duncan was born in Nelson, New Zealand. She was the younger daughter of Gordon (small business owner) and Gladys (housewife). Her sister Mary, became a shorthand typist and worked in various clerical and office manager roles. She attend Waimea College in Richmond, Nelson, initially with the intention of following her sister into […]
George Peacock was one of the first jam manufacturers in Australia, making canned jam in Hobart Town (1867-79) and Sydney (1880-91). He also experimented with canning fish in 1882, but did not continue because of the high cost of installing refrigeration. Early life George Peacock arrived in Hobart in 1850 and became a grocer and […]
Stub entry only. Contributions wanted Early life Frederick Charles Pye was born in Darling Point (Sydney) on 18th January 1895 and was very much a man of the land. He and his family were well known in grazing circles throughout Australia. His father (a direct descendant from settlers who came to Australia with the Second […]
The Nandergoroke Room at the Ian Wark Laboratories is named in her honour. Early life The Nandergoroke Room at the CSIRO Clayton site was so named during NAIDOC celebrations at that site in November 2015. Nandergoroke, a Bunurong woman was born in 1811 and died in 1882. She married the Bunurong head clansman, Derrimut. They […]