Council members

By the Science and Industry Research Act 1926, the control of the Commonwealth’s activities in the field of scientific and industrial research was placed in the hands of a Council, which is a corporate body consisting of:

  • three members nominated by the Commonwealth Government (one being Chairman), and appointed by the Governor-General;
  • the Chairman of each State Committee of the Council; and
  • other members co-opted by reason of their scientific knowledge.
On 22 March 1950, the Council changed its name to the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council was dissolved on 5 December 1986 and replaced by the corporate-style CSIRO Board.

 

Past members (including their term):

Dr. G. I. Alexander 1982-1986
Albert Ernest Alexander 1959-1964
Roderic Stafford Andrews 1948-1955
E. Ashby 1944-1945
Geoffrey Malcolm Badger 1968-1974
Dr. Susan C. Bambrick 1981-1986
Horace Newton Barber 1959-1963
Stewart Henry Bastow 1950-1963
J. P. Baxter 1951-1956
Noel Stanley Bayliss 1956-1962
A. P. Beatty 1970-1975
Kim Edward Beazley 1964-1968
Arthur Frank Bell 1948-1955
Mr Frederick Norman Bennett 1981-1983
Lindsay Michael Birt 1979-1984
Douglas Charles Blood 1968-1971
Norman Keith Boardman 1976-1978
Alexander Boden 1978-1982
Mr. D. T. Boyd 1950-1956
Thorburn Brailsford Robertson 1927-1928
C. W. (Crawford William) Bridges-Maxwell 1968-1973
Sir Hugh Lancelot Brisbane 1962-1964
Laurence C. Brodie-Hall 1971-1982
Noel Kenric Stevens Brodribb 1938-1952
Dr. V. A. Brown 1980-1986
Harry Brown 1944-1952
Dr. L. B. Bull 1953-1960
Victor Dudley Burgmann 1970-1978
Mr. V. G. Burley 1961-1981
Frank Macfarlane Burnet 1947-1956
A. R. Callaghan 1956-57
S. S. Cameron 1926-1926
H. R. Carne 1956-1962
Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey 1960-65
I. Castles 1983-86
Mr C. S. Christian 1960-1972
Sir Ian Clunies Ross 1942-1958
Sir Arthur W. Coles 1956-1968
Sir George Stanley Colman 1934-1943
C. K. Coogan 1974-78
G. A. Cook 1926-27
Sir Alan Sydenham Cooley 1979-1980
Sir John Grenfell (Jack) Crawford 1963-1966
R. W. Cumming 1974-1978
Sir Neil Smith Currie 1978-1981
Sir Henry Alan Currie 1979-1982
William John Dakin 1944-1949
J. Darling 1970-75
Dr. George Percy Darnell-Smith 1926-1927
L. W. Davies 1974-78
Maxwell Frank Cooper Day 1966-1975
John Robert de Laeter 1984-1986
Sir Peter John Derham 1980-86
Colin Malcolm Donald 1960-65
R. J. Donaldson 1941-1947

Lindsay Percival Duthie

1980-86
M. T. W. Eady 1942-47
Harry Tinniswood Easterby 1926-27
Sir John Carew Eccles 1961-65
Dr. H. R. Edwards 1983-85
F. C. Elsworth 1962-1964
C. W. Emmens 1962-1964
O. McL Falkiner 1953-55
J. L. Farrands 1979-1982
Frank Fenner 1970-1975
T. E. Field 1936-1941
Peter Thomas Fink 1979-1979
R. A. Footner 1982-1986
Mr J. W. Foots 1961-1963
D. L. Ford 1972-74
H. C. Forster 1957-1961
F. H. Foster 1943-48
T. A. Frankcombe 1956-57
Sir Otto Herzberg Frankel 1962-65
Mr. J. H. Garrett 1976-1981
A. J. Gibson 1946
K. E. Gibson 1977
Mr C. L. Gillies 1926-1927
E. J. Goddard 1926
A. M. Godfrey 1983
H. J. Goodes 1949-1958
Mr R. K. (Kevan) Gosper 1981-84
A. E. Graham 1926
Sir Kerr Grant 1944-48
Sir W. Russell Grimwade 1932-1942
W. A. Gunn 1951-1955
Ernest Gordon Hallsworth 1975-1975
P. H. Harper 1943-49
J. E. Harris 1977-1982
D. Hartley 1981-86
Ernst Johannes Hartung 1942-48
J. M. Harvey 1972-76
D. R. Hawkes 1954-1960
J. H. S. Heussler 1979-1986
Sir Edward Wheewall Holden 1942-44
Mollie E. Holman 1976-78
Sir Lionel George Alfred Hooke 1960-62
Mr D. Horgan 1981-83
M. W. Howell 1968-1973
G. J. Hunt 1984-86
Leonard George Holden Huxley 1960-1960
Sir Ronald Arthur Irish 1964-69
Mr D. Ives 1981-86
W. Ives 1966-1968
H. A. Jenkins 1976-77
V. E. Jennings 1974-78
Barry O. Jones 1980-1983
Sir George Alfred Julius 1926-44
Peter H. Karmel 1979-81
P. E. Keam 1928-42
The Hon. Charles Robert (Bert) Kelly (M.H.R.) 1964-66; 1970-74; 1976-77
Colin R. Kelly 1964-68
W. S. Kelly 1944-52
J. C. Kerin 1979-1981
Stephen Lackey (Kim) Kessell 1948-1955
Mr. W. W. Killough 1961-1962
R. J. Kirby 1982-86
R. E. Klugman 1976-1976
Jan Eric Kolm 1978-1986
F. N. Lahey 1968-1977
A. K. Lascelles 1976-78
P. J. Lawler 1964-69

Sir Ernest Henry Lee Steere

1960-1970

Edward Henry Bruce Lefroy

1933-1956
A. E. Leighton 1927-1930
Dr. G. A. Letts 1979-1982
L. Lewis 1970-75
Gordon Lightfoot 1926-1949
W. V. Macfarlane 1956-57
D. Mackinnon 1952-58
John Percival Vissing Madsen 1943-1956
P. R. Marsh 1982-84
L. H. Martin 1952-1958
Sir David Orme Masson 1927-1937
James Adam Louis Matheson 1963-67
M. A. Mawby 1956-59
A. McCulloch 1957-59
C. G. McGrath 1963-66
R. S. McInnes 1974-78
G. D. McLellan 1983-84
I. M. McLellan 1952-1958
Dr. W. J. McTegart 1982-86
B. Meecham 1958-1963
J. Melville 1959
J. A. Michael 1979-80
Mr G. L. Miller 1986
W. M. Morgan 1962-66
D. A. Mountjoy 1946-49
H. A. Mullet 1926-1926
R. W. R. Muncey 1976-1977
D. M. Myers 1949-1956
I. E. Newnham 1974-75
J. P. Norton 1964-69
Sir Marcus Laurence Elwin “Mark” Oliphant 1952-58
Godfrey Bernard O’Malley 1949-1956
Theodore George Bentley Osborn 1926
J. W. Paterson 1926
A. J. Perkins 1926
B. Perry 1927-1933
William W. Pettingell 1956-1960
A. E. Pierce 1973-76
S. A. Prentice 1964-69
J. A. Prescott 1926-1927
Sir James Robert (Jerry) Price 1966-1976
R. T. Prider 1964-69
F. M. Read 1964-68
H. C. Richards 1927-46
Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson 1926-1949
W. D. L. Ride 1973-74
A. B. Ritchie 1950-57
Sir Albert Cherbury David Rivett 1926-1956
E. P. S. Roberts 1957-1981
Dr. R. N. Robertson 1960-1962
J. W. Roderick 1958-1961
G. D. Ross 1926-1927
E. A. Rudd 1962-67
W. J. Russell 1956-1960
Mr P. Ryan 1960-65
K. Satchwell 1982-1986
Ernest Melville ‘Bob’ Schroder 1956-1962
B. W. Scott 1973-1980
P. Scott 1978-79
Mr M. S. Shanahan 1981-86
W. J. D. Shaw 1964-68
G. Sheil 1964-66
A. M. Simpson 1968-1977
Ralph Owen Slatyer 1983-84
W. Sloan 1958-1966
I. H. Smith 1979-1980
Mr. H. B. Somerset 1956-1966
W. J. Spafford 1926-1927
P. R. Staples 1982-86
Sir William Alan Thompson Summerville 1960-1963
K. L. Sutherland 1966-74
George Lowe Sutton 1926-27
J. M. Swan 1968-73
Thomas Baikie Swanson 1973-1978
Senator Andrew Murray Thomas 1978-1983
J. P. Tivey 1942-47
A. D. Trendall 1956-57
Victor Martin Trikojus 1963-67
J. S. Turner 1956-1962
Eric John Underwood 1949-55; 1967-74
H. R. (Harold Rupert) Vallentine 1970-1975
Dr. J. V. Vernon 1956-1959
Mr. W. J. Vines 1970-1973
Samuel MacMahon Wadham 1926-1956
F. E. Ward 1926-1926
R. G. Ward 1970-1974
Sir Ian William Wark 1961-66
H. L. Waterhouse 1926-1926
R. D. Watt 1927-41
R. M. Watts 1970-75
H. P. Weber 1960-73
Leonard William Weickhardt 1958-67
R. Whan 1973-75
Edward Lawrence (Ted) Wheelwright 1974-75
F. W. G. White 1946-1969
Dr. J. P. Wild 1979-86
B. R. Williams 1979-1974
C. M. Williams 1957-1961
R. S. Wilson 1959-1964
Sir Frederick M. Wiltshire 1975-1978
J. G. Wood 1949-1960 (died while on Council)
H. A. Woodruff 1927-1940
A. J. Woods 1978-80
Howard Worner 1976-78
C. E. Young 1947-50
P. J. Young 1963-68
Sir Walter J. Young 1929-1935
David R. Zeidler 1970-1972

Source: CSIRO Annual Reports