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 […]
In 1951 Ian joined the CSIRO Wool Textile Research Research Laboratory, Biochemistry Unit under the Officer-in-Charge, Dr F G Lennox and remained there until his retirement from Officer-in-Charge in 1989.
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In 2014, in a major restructuring of CSIRO, the term Division was replaced by the term Flagship for the organization’s operating units and the title Chief replaced by the title Director. The Division of Materials Science and Engineering was renamed the Manufacturing flagship. In addition 34 staff from the former Division of Process Science and […]
The Division of Computational Informatics was formed in 2013 by the merger of the Division of Mathematics, Informatics & Statistics and the ICT Centre. The divisional changes associated with the history of these two divisions are summarized in the figure below with further details at the following links: Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics (2009-13) Information and […]
In 2014 CSIRO underwent a major restructuring, with Flagships replacing Divisions as the organization’s operating units and the title Director replacing Chief of Division. The Division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences was split into four major entities. The bulk of the Division (187 out of 474 staff) became the Food and Nutrition Flagship along […]
In a major restructuring of CSIRO in 2014, Divisions were replaced by Flagships as the organization’s major operating units. The bulk of the Agriculture flagship came from the Division of Plant Industry (471 staff). Other staff came from: the Division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences (100 staff); the Division of Ecosystem Sciences (76 staff); […]