The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) medal is awarded for services in the advancement of science or administration and organisation of scientific activities, or the teaching of science throughout Australia and New Zealand and in contributions to science which lie beyond normal professional activities. The ANZAAS Medal is awarded to the winner at presentation during the annual ANZAAS Congress.
View a table of CSIRO ANZAAS Medal recipients.
Thomas Harley Spurling
Thomas Harley (Tom) Spurling was born in Perth on the 24th December 1940. His sister Ruth Elaine was born 20 minutes later giving his parents and two older sisters an unexpected Christmas present. His parents were Bernard (an accountant) and Jessie (nee Barrow, a shorthand typist). His older siblings left home in 1951 when the family moved to Albany.
Sir Ian William Wark [1899-1985]
Biography Ian William Wark was born on 8 May 1899 at Spottiswood (now Spotswood), a Melbourne surburb. His father William […]
John Paul Wild [1923-2008]
Biography John Paul Wild’s extraordinary work included trains, planes and one very important star. The physicist, solar astronomer, former CSIRO […]
Sir Frederick William George White [1905-1994]
Sir Frederick White was one of the most influential men in Australian science during and after the Second World War. […]
Ralph Owen Slatyer
Biography Ralph Slatyer was born on 16 April 1929 in Western Australia. He was educated at Perth Modern School and […]
Sir Rutherford Ness (Bob) Robertson [1913-2001]
Biography Rutherford Ness (Bob) Robertson was born in Melbourne on 29 September 1913 and could trace his ancestry to migrations […]
Lionel Batley Bull [1889-1978]
Biography Lionel Bull was born on April 27, 1889, at Ormond, Victoria, the second of four children of Thomas William […]