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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.
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.