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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Entomology (1950 - )

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Veterinary or Animal Health Industries and Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 4467
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory


Established in 1928, as the Division of Economic Entomology, its name was changed to the Division of Entomology in 1950. The Division provides ongoing work today in the area of insect research. CSIRO's Division of Entomology is Australia's largest organisation carrying out research into insects.


 1928 - 1949 CSIRO Division of Economic Entomology
       1950 - CSIRO Division of Entomology

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Published resources


  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976, CSIRO, Canberra, 1978, 101 pp. 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
  • Angus, Beverley M., 'Wharton, Ronald Harold (1923-1983), Entomologist and Parasitologist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 579-80. Details

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