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Born
5 March 1903
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
15 December 1986
Occupation
Agricultural chemist

Summary

Geoffrey Leeper worked as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture, University of Melbourne from 1934, and was Professor of Agricultural Chemistry 1962-1969. He wrote four books - two on trace elements, one on soil chemistry and one on soils.

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1924
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Melbourne
1925 - 1926
Career position - Commonwealth Explosives Factory, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia
1926
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), The University of Melbourne
1927
Award - Elected a Foundation Member, Australian Chemical Institute
1927
Career position - Temporary Lectureship, The University of Adelaide
1929
Career position - Rowett Research Institute, Scotland
1930 - 1932
Career position - Research Scholar in Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Melbourne
1933 - 1946
Career position - Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Melbourne
1946
Award - Elected a Fellow, Australian Chemical Institute
1946 - 1962
Career position - Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Melbourne
1948
Award - Elected a Honorary Life Fellow, Australian Chemical Institute
1959 - 1960
Chair - President, Victoria Branch, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1962 - 1969
Career position - Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Melbourne

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Australian Chemical Institute (ACI) (1917 - 1953)

    Geoffrey Leeper was elected a Foundation member (1927), Fellow (1946) and Honorary Life Fellow (1948) of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (1935 - ?)

    Geoffrey Leeper served time as the President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. In 1960 Geoffrey Leeper became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.

  • Royal Society of Victoria (1859 - )

    Geoffrey Leeper was president of the Royal Society of Victoria from 1959 to 1960.

    Date: 1959 - 1960

  • The University of Adelaide (1874 - )

    Geoffrey Leeper held a Temporary Lectureship at The University of Adelaide in 1927.

    Date: 1927

  • The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    Geoffrey Leeper held multiple positions within the Faculty of Agriculture at The University of Melbourne between 1930 and 1969. These included Research Scholar in Chemistry (1930 - 1932), Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry (1933 - 1946), Associate Professor (1946 - 1962), and Professor (1962 - 1969).

    Date: 1930 - 1969

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Geoffrey Winthrop Leeper - Records, 1937 - 1986; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Attiwill, P.M. and Leeper, G.W., Forest soils and nutrient cycles, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 1987, 202 pp. Details
  • Leeper, G. W., Six Trace Elements in Soils: Their chemistry as micro-nutrients, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1970, 59 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Attiwill, Peter, 'Leeper, Geoffrey Winthrop (1903-1986), Agricultural Chemist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 18-9. Details

Edited Books

  • Leeper, G. W. (ed.), Sir Samuel Wadham, Melbourne, 1956. Details

Journal Articles

  • Leeper, G. W., 'Obituary: Ernst Matthaei', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 6, 1967, p. 166. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.