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Corporate entry Waite Agricultural Research Institute (1924 - 1991)

The University of Adelaide

From
1924
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
To
1991
Functions
Education and Agricultural industry
Location
Adelaide, South Australia

Summary

The Waite Agricultural Research Centre was established in 1924 as a centre for agricultural research and development. In 1991, along with Roseworthy Agricultural College, it became a campus of Adelaide University's Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Timeline

 1924 - 1991 Waite Agricultural Research Institute
       1991 - Waite Campus
             1991 - Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Related People

  • Andrewartha, Herbert George (1907 - 1992)

    Herbert Andrewartha was an entomologist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute from 1935 to 1954.

    Date: 1935 - 1954

  • Browning, Thomas Oakley (1920 - )

    Thomas Browning was an Assistant Entomologist and full Entomologist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute between 1948 and 1962.

    Date: 1948 - 1962

  • Catcheside, David Guthrie (1907 - 1994)

    Research associate, of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide from 1976

    Date: 1976 -

  • Colquhoun, Thomas Talbot (1904 - 1981)

    Thomas Colquhoun was a Plant Pathologist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute from 1935 to 1943.

    Date: 1935 - 1943

  • Donald, Colin Malcolm (1910 - 1985)

    Colin Donald has held multiple positions at The University of Adelaide's Waite Agricultural Research Institute beginning in 1934 to 1939 investigating mineral deficiencies then returning in 1954 to Head the Department of Agronomy.

    Date: 1934 - 1973

  • Flentje, Noel Thomas (1921 - 1974)

    Noel Flentje worked within the Department of Plant Pathology at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute.

    Date: 1944 -

  • Melville, James (1908 - 1984)

    James Melville was Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute between 1956 and 1973.

    Date: 1956 - 1973

  • Morton, Robert Kerford (1920 - 1963)

    Robert Morton was Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Waite Agricultural Research Institute at The University of Adelaide 1959-1962.

    Date: 1959 - 1962

  • Quirk, James Patrick (1924 - )

    James Quirk was a Reader in Soil Science at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, The University of Adelaide from 1956 to 1962. In 1974 he became an Emeritus Professor at The University of Adelaide.

    Date: 1956 -

  • Richardson, Arnold Edwin Victor (1883 - 1949)

    Arnold Richardson was the Waite Professor of Agriculture and Director of the Waite Agricultural Institute at The University of Adelaide (1924 - 1937).

    Date: 1924 - 1937

  • Trumble, Hugh Christian (1903 - 1960?)

    Argonomist and Professor of Agronomy

    Date: 1941

  • Waite, Peter (1834 - 1922)

    The institute was named for Peter White, who gave land to the University of Adelaide to be held in perpetuity as a park for public enjoyment.

Published resources

Books

  • Edgeloe, V. A., The Waite Agricultural Research Institute: the First Fifty Years, 1924-74, The Institute, Adelaide, 1984. Details
  • Zeitz, Lynette D., The Waite: a Social and Scientific History of the Waite Agricultural Research Institution, Barr Smith Press, Adelaide, 2014, 441 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Best, Rupert J., 'Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson C.M.G., D.Sc. (Melb.), M.A. (Adel.), B.Sc. (Agric.) (Adel.), R.D.A., P.A.I.A.S., foundation Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, first Waite Professor of Agriculture: an appraisal', Biennial Report of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, vol. 1980-81, 1981, pp. 4-25. Details
  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_w.html. Details
  • Barker, R. and Barker, W. R., 'David Symon (1920-2011)', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 151, 2012, pp. 11-9. Details
  • Barker, R. M., 'David Eric Symon (1920-2011)', Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, vol. 26, 2013, pp. 71-96. Details
  • Radcliffe, John C., 'Melville, James (1908-1984), Agricultural Scientist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 150-1. Also available at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/melville-james-14964. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons, 20 March 1934 - 4 October 2006', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 54, 2008, pp. 383-400. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons 1934-2006', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 191-213. Details

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