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Corporate entry Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Defence Science (CACDS) (c. 1946 - ?)

c. 1946
Advisory or regulatory body and Defence Industries


The Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Defence Science (CACDS) was established after the Second World War for the purpose of co-ordinating defence technology developments. It soon became limited to items such as clothing, food and stores.

Published resources


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


  • 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 Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith