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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. […]
Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen [1950-2001]
Dr. Ebbe Nielsen was a pioneer of Australian biodiversity research and Director of the Australian National Insect Collection. He was passionate about […]
James Patrick Quirk
Stub entry. Contributions wanted Honours and awards 1952 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London (England) 1967 Doctor of Science […]
John (Jack) Stephen Cusack [1935-2007]
Early life Jack Cusack was born in Walpiri country 700 km south-west of Darwin in 1935, but was taken from […]