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Biographical entry Clunies Ross, William Ian (1899 - 1959)

CMG, Kt cr, FAA

Born
22 February 1899
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died
20 June 1959
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Parasitologist and Veterinary scientist

Summary

Ian Clunies Ross was Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney (1940-1946), Executive Officer of CSIR (1946-1949) and Chairman of CSIRO (1949-1959). He Ross was a recipient of many awards and honours including appointment as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), Gold Medal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and the James Cook Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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1921
Education - Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours (BVSc Hon) completed at the University of Sydney
1922 - 1925
Career position - Walter and Eliza Hall Veterinary Research Fellow
1925
Career position - Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Sydney
1926
Career position - Veterinary Parasitologist with CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1928
Education - Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1929 - 1930
Career position - Research in parasitology at the Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Imperial University in Tokyo
1931 - 1937
Career position - First Officer-in-charge of the McMaster Animal Health Research Laboratory, CSIR
1935 - 1936
Career position - Advisor on the Pastoral Industry for the Department of War Organization of Industry
1937 - 1940
Career position - Australian Member of the International Wool Secretariat in London
1940 - 1946
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
1954 -
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1954
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Marjory Langridge - Records, MS 207; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Ian Clunies Ross - Records, 1931 - 1959; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

  • Evans, Joanne; McCarthy, Gavan; Stephens, Robin, Centenaries of Australian Science, Discovery and Endeavour: Celebrating Australian Science, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, AustehcWeb, Melbourne, 4 August 1999, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/cent/. Details

Books

  • Clunies Ross, I., The responsibility of science and the university in the modern world: an oration delivered on the occasion of the centenary of the University of Sydney and of the twenty-ninth meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, August 26, 1952, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1952, 15 pp. Details
  • Clunies Ross, I., John Anderson Gilruth: the influence of his life and work on the development of the Livestock Industries of the Commonwealth, Queensland University Press, Brisbane, 1956. Details
  • Clunies Ross, Ian, Memoirs and Papers, with Some Fragments of Autobiography., 1961 edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1961. Details
  • Humphreys, L.R., Clunies Ross: Australian Visionary, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1998, 276 pp. Details
  • O'Dea, Marjory Colard, Ian Clunies Ross: a Biography, Hyland House, South Melbourne, 1997, 376 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Clunies Ross, Sir William Ian (1899-1959), Veterinary Scientist and Administrator', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 448-451. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130494b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Sir Ian Clunies Ross. A Tribute to his Work for the Sydney University Veterinary School and his Contribution to Veterinary Parasitology', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 35, 1959, pp. 379-381. Details
  • Clunies Ross, I., 'The Impact of Scientific Advances on Production in the Livestock Industries. Presidential Address', Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxx, 1954, pp. 215-222. Details
  • Francis, J., 'Dr J. A. Gilruth and Sir Ian Clunies Ross - Veterinary Science in Australia 1952-84: Some Personal Reflections', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 61, 1984, pp. 372-374. Details
  • Gill, D. A., 'Ian Clunies Ross - Visionary and Realist', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details
  • Gordon, H. McL., 'Ian Clunies Ross: His publications and the enduring influence of his work', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details
  • Gresford, Guy B., 'Obituary: Sir Ian Clunies-Ross', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 22, no. 3, 1959, pp. 107-108. Details
  • Lipson, M., 'Ian Clunies Ross and Wool Textile Research', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details
  • Ross, A. I. Clunies, 'Ian Clunies Ross', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 4, 1977, pp. 84-108. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9770340084.htm. Details
  • Turner, Helen Newton, 'Ian Clunies Ross: a leader of men', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details

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