Concept National Commonwealth Laboratory (1914)
- Advisory or regulatory body
The National Commonwealth Laboratory was proposed by Dr Walter Rosenhain, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Superintendent of the Metallurgy Department at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, who was employed as a consultant by the Australian Government in 1914. The intended role of the National Commonwealth Laboratory, which was never realised, was to: establish and maintain national standards of length, mass, measuring instruments and gauges; test materials; and to offer advice to, and conduct investigations for industry.
- 'National Commonwealth Laboratory (1914-19141231)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1491631. Details
- 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_n.html. Details
Created: 17 August 2001, Last modified: 7 February 2011
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