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Biographical entry Jacobs, Maxwell Ralph (1905 - 1979)

I.S.O., Dip.For., M.Sc., Dr.lng., Ph.D.

Born
25 February 1905
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
9 October 1979
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector, Botanist and Forester

Summary

Maxwell Ralph Jacobs was Principal of the Forestry School, Canberra between 1945 and 1961 and the Commonwealth Director-General of Forests from 1961 to 1970.

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Events

1928 - 1929
Career position - Chief Forester for the Australian Capital Territory
1932
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus jacobsiana Blakely, which was collected by Jacobs, was named in his honour
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus niphophloia Blakely & Jacobs
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. var. pendula Blakely & Jacobs
1934
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus abbreviata Blakely & Jacobs
1934 - 1939
Career position - Lecturer, Australian Forestry School
1934 - 1939
Career position - Research Officer, Australian Forestry and Timber Bureau
1944 - 1959
Career position - Principal and lecturer in Silviculture, Australian Forestry School
1960 - 1970
Career position - Director-General, Australian Forestry and Timber Bureau
1962
Award - Jolly Medal of the Institute of Foresters of Australia
1966 - 1969
Career position - Chairman of the Timber Industries Committee of the Standards Association of Australia

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Maxwell Ralph Jacobs - Records, 1911 - 1959, MS 074; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Jacobs, M.R., A Survey of the Genus Eucalyptus in the Northern Territory, Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, Canberra, 1934. Details
  • Jacobs, M.R., Growth habits of the eucalypts, Forestry and Timber Bureau, Canberra, 1955, 262 pp. Details

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See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_j.html. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J. & Moje, C.