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Biographical entry Dwyer, Francis Patrick John (1910 - 1962)


3 December 1910
Nelson Plains, New South Wales, Australia
22 June 1962
Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Francis Dwyer was Professor and Head of the Biological and Inorganic Chemistry Unit, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University from 1960. Earlier he had been a lecturer at Sydney Technical College 1934-1946 and University of Sydney 1946-1954. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1961.

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Francis Patrick John Dwyer - Records, 1962 - 1964, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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  • Livingstone, Stanley E., 'Dwyer, Francis Patrick John (1910-1962), Professor of Chemistry', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 63-64. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • McKenzie, H. A., 'Obituary: Francis Patrick John Dwyer', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 25, no. 11, 1962, pp. 215-216. Details

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See also

  • Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D., 'Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 273-297. Also available at Details
  • Birch, Arthur J., 'Francis Lions, a Memoir and Contemporary Historical Assessment: Sydney University Chemistry, 1930s to 1960s', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 20, no. 2, 2009, pp. 163-190. Details
  • Danks, D.; Duffield, A.; Sargeson, A., 'Berthold Halpern 1923-1980', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 4, 1983, pp. 72-81. Also available at Details

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