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 […]
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.
Biography Robert Roger Ingpen AM, FRSA (born 13 October 1936) is an Australian graphic designer, illustrator, and writer. For his “lasting contribution” as a children’s illustrator he received the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986. From 1968, Mr Ingpen worked as a freelance designer, illustrator and author. He was also a member of […]
Dr Megan Clark was appointed to the Board of Rio Tinto and stepped down as Chief Executive of CSIRO 20 November 2014. Dr Clark is a geologist with a BSc (Hons) in Geology and PhD in Economic Geology from Queen’s University Canada and began her career as a mine and exploration geologist. Prior to CSIRO, […]