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Corporate entry Waite Agricultural Research Institute (1924 - 1991)

The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Education and Agricultural industry
Adelaide, South Australia


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.


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

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Published resources


  • 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, 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 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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