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Biographical entry Gilruth, John Anderson (1871 - 1937)

Born
17 February 1871
Auchmithie, Forfarshire, Scotland
Died
4 March 1937
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Veterinary scientist and Bacteriologist

Summary

John Anderson Gilruth was Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of the Veterinary Research Institute, University of Melbourne from 1908. He was Administrator of the Northern Territory 1912-20 and later Chief of the Division of Animal Health, CSIR. Earlier, from 1893, Gilruth was a government veterinary surgeon in New Zealand becoming Chief Veterinarian and Bacteriologist in 1897.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Anderson Gilruth - Records, 1890 - 1954, MS 007; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • In the Public Interest (television program) - Transcripts, July 1973, MS 3794; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • 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

Book Sections

  • Powell, Alan, 'Gilruth, John Anderson (1871-1937), Veterinary Scientist and Adminstrator', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 17-19. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090017b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Gilruth's Work in New Zealand, 1893-1908', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 104-107. Details
  • 'John Anderson Gilruth', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 94-103. Details
  • Albiston, H.E., 'Selected Bibliography of Scientific Papers by Dr. J. A. Gilruth', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 118-120. Details
  • Angus, Beverley M., 'John Anderson Gilruth: first Administrator of the Northern Territory and veterinarian extraordinaire', Northern Perspective, vol. 18, no. 1, 1995, pp. 42-52. Details
  • Bull, L. B., 'Gilruth as a Teacher', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 110-112. 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
  • Gilruth, J. A., 'Recent Contributions to Veterinary Science by Australian and New Zealand Workers. Presidential Address', Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxiii, 1937, pp. 289-306. Details
  • Mackerras, I. M., 'Gilruth's Part in Sheep Blowfly Research', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 116-118. Details
  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details
  • Sweet, Georgina, 'Gilruth and the Melbourne University Veterinary School and the Research Institute. 1909-1912', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 108-110. Details
  • Turner, A. W., 'Gilruth's Work with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1929-1936', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 112-115. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.