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Claude Charles Culvenor (1925-2021)
Claude Charles Culvenor was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, on 15 May 1925 to Alexander (Pack) and Julia Culvenor. Claude was […]
CSIRO Medal for Lifetime Achievement
The CSIRO Medal for Lifetime Achievement is awarded to individuals who have a record of sustained and meritorious achievement […]
Alan Marchant Downes
Alan Marchant Downes was born on 6th January 1926 and received his M.Sc. degree from the University of Sydney in […]
Professor Albert Mau was born in China in 1942 and graduated from Pui-Ching [Baptist] Middle School in Hong Kong. He […]
Dr Mark Clements
Mark Clements is an Australian botanist and orchidologist, born in 1949. His career spans four decades and in that time, he has discovered about 250 new species of Australian orchids and curated tens of thousands of specimens representing more than 1600 species of Australian native orchids. These specimens are housed in the Australian National Herbarium.
Mildred Barnard Prentice
Early life Mildred Barnard was born in Melbourne but when she was four the family moved to the newly established […]
Sir John Percival Vissing Madsen [1879-1969]
Sir John Madsen helped pioneer Australian radio and radar research and played a major role in the development of national engineering standards.
Herbert Eric Dadswell [1903-1964]
Dr. H. E. Dadswell was a pioneer in the field of wood anatomy and Australia's foremost expert in eucalypt anatomy.