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Biographical entry Downes, Ronald Geoffrey (1916 - 1985)

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Born
3 January 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
2 May 1985
Occupation
Agricultural scientist and Conservationist

Summary

Ronald Geoffrey Downes was Director of Conservation and Permanent Head of the Ministry of Conservation, Victoria 1973-79; he was formerly a member of the Soil Conservation Authority, Victoria 1950-73.

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1937
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939 - 1950
Career position - Scientist, various ranks, at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Soils
1950 - 1953
Career position - Member of the Soil Conservation Authority of Victoria
1953 - 1961
Career position - Deputy-Chairman of the Soil Conservation Authority of Victoria
1961 - 1973
Career position - Chairman of the Soil Conservation Authority of Victoria
1972
Education - Doctor of Agricultural Science (DAgSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1973
Career position - Vocational Award of Melbourne received from Rotary
1973 - 1979
Career position - Director of Conservation and Permanent Head of the Ministry for Conservation
1976
Award - Prescott Medal received from the Australian Society of Soil Science
1977
Award - Australian Medal of Agricultural Science received from the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1979
Award - Companion of the Order of Bath (CB)

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McCarthy, G.J.