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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.
Allan Walkley [1906-1961]
Dr. Allan Walkley made important contributions in a number of fields of research including soil chemistry, hydrometallurgy, and electrochemistry.
Mervyn Clarence Franklin [1905-1967]
Dr. M. C. Franklin was one of Australia's best known livestock scientists.
Bertram Thomas (Bert) Dickson [1886–1982]
Dr Bertram Thomas Dickson was Chief of the Division of Plant Industry until his retirement in 1951.
Terry Cutler [1948-2020]
Terrence Austin Cutler made contributions to Australian public policy across extraordinarily wide areas – the arts, telecommunications, science and innovation and design. He was particularly interested in the connections between all these areas of thought.
William Ivo (Bill) Whitton [1924-2019]
Early life Bill Whitton was born in Sandringham, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, on 4 October 1924 and died in […]
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.