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Biographical entry Mason, Peter (1922 - 1987)

25 February 1922
20 March 1987
Physicist and Science broadcaster


Peter Mason was the foundation Professor of Physics, Macquarie University from 1966. He broadcast frequently on the ABC "Science Show" and published a number of books for the lay-reader including a history of rubber, and the story of iron and steel.

Archival resources

Macquarie University Archives

  • Peter Mason - Records, 1920 - 1989; Macquarie University Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Binnie, Anna-Eugenia, 'Mason, Peter (1922-1987), Physicist, Educator and Science Communicator', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 137-8. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.