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Corporate entry Defence Research Laboratories (1948 - 1953)

Commonwealth of Australia

From
1 July 1948
Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
To
30 October 1953
Functions
Defence Research and Defence Industries
Alternative Names
  • Defence Research and Industrial Laboratories (Parallel)
Reference No
CA 2555
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Maribyrnong, Victoria

Summary

The Defence Research Laboratories were established in Maribyrnong, Victoria, in July 1948. After October 1953 the Laboratories operated under the name of Defence Standards Laboratories.

Timeline

 1922 - 1948 Munitions Supply Laboratories (MSL)
       1948 - 1953 Defence Research Laboratories
             1953 - 1974 Defence Standards Laboratories
                   1974 - 1994 Materials Research Laboratories
                         1994 - 2002 Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory

Published resources

Books

  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995, 267 pp. Details

Reviews

  • Sherratt, Tim, review of Cain, Frank, 'Arming he Nation: a History of Defence Science and Technology in Australia' (1999), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2001, pp. 538-539. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/109/issue/3266.htm. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith