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Eric Stodden West
Eric Stodden West was the Division of Irrigation Research's Officer-in-Charge from 1924, when it was known as the Commonwealth Citrus Research Station until his retirement in 1956.
Alexander Victor ‘Bill’ Lyon (1886-1962)
Early life Alexander Victor ‘Bill’ Lyon was born on 19 January 1886 in the small town of Apsley, Victoria. Tertiary […]
William John Young (1878–1942)
Early life William John Young (1878-1942), biochemist, was born on 26 January 1878 at Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, England, son of […]
Sir Charles James Martin (1866–1955)
Early life Sir Charles James Martin (1866-1955), physiologist and pathologist, was born on 9 January 1866 at Hackney, London, son […]
Alan David Donald
Tertiary education and early career Alan Donald graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) […]
Enid Campbell Plante
Early life Enid Campbell Plante was born in Albury, New South Wales on 8 October 1918. Enid was Head Prefect […]
Dr Brian Harrison Walker
Biography Dr Brian Walker is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land & Water and an Honorary Professor at the […]
Isaac Herbert Boas (1878–1955)
I. H. Boas was one of Australia's most successful research directors. It is to him, as much as to anyone else, that the world owes thanks for the fact that paper can now he produced from hardwoods. Everyone else said it was completely impossible. (Ian W. Wark, 1968)