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Enid Campbell Plante
Early life Enid Campbell Plante was born in Albury, New South Wales on 8 October 1918. Enid was Head Prefect […]
Dr Brian Harrison Walker
Biography Dr Brian Walker is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land & Water and an Honorary Professor at the […]
Isaac Herbert Boas (1878–1955)
I. H. Boas was one of Australia's most successful research directors. It is to him, as much as to anyone else, that the world owes thanks for the fact that paper can now he produced from hardwoods. Everyone else said it was completely impossible. (Ian W. Wark, 1968)
Taisa Demediuk (1922-2011)
Dr Taisa Demediuk began her chemistry career amidst the upheavals of wartime Western Europe. In 1950s Australia, she applied her great intellect and character to almost a decade of research at the CSIRO.
Wilfred (Wilf) Ernest Ewers (1919-2020)
Early life Wilfred (Wilf) Ernest Ewers was born in Perth on 23 December 1919 and did his primary education at […]
Wayne Stewart Meyer
Wayne Stewart Meyer was Deputy Chief and Business Director for CSIRO Land and Water from 2002 to 2004. For his […]
Alfred (Alf) Howard [1906-2010]
Early life and education Dr Alfred Howard was born in Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) in […]
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.