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William Percy Rogers [1914-1997]
Stub entry only. Biography in preparation. William Percy Rogers was an Australian zoologist known for his work in parasitology. He […]
Gerald Lightfoot [1877–1966]
Mr. Lightfoot came to Australia in 1906 and joined the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics where he was responsible for establishing the Bureau's Labour and Industrial Branch and extending it to the main industrial centres of the Commonwealth.
John Robert Anderson [1928-2007]
Stub entry only. Biography in preparation. Early years John Anderson was born in Sydney on 5 March 1928 and died […]
Ian Kay Harvey
Early life Ian Harvey was born in Mackay Queensland in 1929 and lived his early life on a sugar cane […]
John Ingram Pitt
On 1st March, 1954, just before his 17th birthday, Dr Pitt joined CSIRO as a Technical Assistant Grade 1 (Junior). Over the years, he slowly moved up through all research grades, reaching Chief Research Scientist in 1992, at the age of 55. He appears to be the only CSIRO employee to have ever achieved the feat of moving up from TA to CRS. In early years he worked on the preservation of dried fruit, which led into his life long interest in mycological aspects of food spoilage.
Russell G. Wylie [1923-]
Biography Dr. Russell Wylie gained his bachelors degree in physics from the University of Sydney, his masters degree from the […]
Early life Ian was born in Adelaide on 28 May 1917 and attended the Peters College, Adelaide from 1926 to […]
Joanne Christine Daly
Early life Joanne grew up in suburban Sydney in a housing commission suburb. She was the middle of three children. […]