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Biographical entry Avery, David (1871 - 1956)

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    David Avery, 1 September 1921
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Born
22 February 1871
Bungaree, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 October 1956
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

David Avery studied under D.O. Masson at the University of Melbourne 1889-1894 and was head of the chemistry department of the Melbourne Working Men's College 1899-1911. As a consultant he worked for Amalgamated Zinc (de Bavay's) Ltd and other companies until 1933. He was prominent in the development of pulp and paper from Australian hardwoods. Avery helped to establish the firm Tasmanian Paper & Pulp Ltd.

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1892
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1894
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1895 - 1896
Education - Studied medicine at the University of Melbourne (completed degree?)
1897 - 1899
Career position - Manager of cyanide extractions at Black Horse Mine in Mount Egerton
1899 - 1911
Career position - Head of the Department of Chemistry at the Melbourne Working Men's College (now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
1901 -
Career position - Foundation member and Office-Bearer of the Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria
1904 -
Career position - Member and Office-Bearer of the Melbourne University Chemical Society
1911 - 1933
Career position - Private Consultant to various companies including, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, Amalgamated Zinc (de Bavay's Ltd.) and the Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia Ltd.
1915
Career position - Founded Avery & Anderson
1916 - 1919
Career position - Member of the Executive and Special Chemicals Committees of the Commonwealth Advisory Council of Science and Industry
1918 -
Career position - Member and Office-Bearer of the Australian Chemical Institute
1919 - 1921
Career position - Member of the Executive and Special Chemicals Committees of the Commonwealth Advisory Council of Science and Industry
1924
Career position - President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • David Avery - Records, 1924 - 1936; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Brady, Peter H., Avery's Legacy: a History of the Department of Applied Chemistry, RMIT, MBE Business Service Centre, Melbourne, 2004, 297 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Avery, D., 'The Preparation of Hyponitrites from Ethyl Nitrite in Alcoholic Solutions', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 5, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893, pp. 320-322. Details

Reviews

  • Rae, Ian, review of Brady, Peter H., Avery's Legacy: a History of the Department of Applied Chemistry, RMIT (2004), Chemistry in Australia, vol. 72, no. 9, 2005, pp. 39-40. Details

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David Avery in Retirement at Berwick
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David Avery and Family
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David Avery, 1 September 1921
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McCarthy, G.J.