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Biographical entry Melville, James (1908 - 1984)

Born
10 July 1908
New Zealand?
Died
8 October 1984
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

James Melville was Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1956-1973. He was the Australian Universities representative on the Wool Research Committee 1958-1964 and a member of the Council of the Australian Wine Research Institute 1957-1970.

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Events

Chair - Advisor, Rural Credits Development Fund of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- 1929
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Otago, New Zealand
1929 - 1930
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), University of Otago, New Zealand
1932 - 1934
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College of Science and Technology, The University of London, England
1934 - 1936
Education - Postdoctoral Research, Yale University, The United States of America
1934 - 1936
Award - Commonwealth Fund Fellow, Financial Support for Postdoctoral studies at Yale University
c. 1937
Career position - Assistant Chemist, Wheat Research Institute Christchurch, New Zealand
1938
Career position - Biochemist, Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), New Zealand
1939 - 1951
Career position - Director, Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), New Zealand
1941 - 1944
Career position - Operational and Chemical Warfare Research, New Zealand Military Forces
1952 - 1956
Career position - Director, Grassland Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), New Zealand
1956 - 1973
Career position - Director, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1957 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Agricultural Sciences (AIAS), Australia
1957 - 1963
Career position - Committee Member, Wool Research Advisory Committee, Australia
1957 - 1963
Career position - Council Member, Australian Wine Research Institute, Australia
1959 - 1977
Career position - Chairman, Bushfire Research Committee of South Australia, Australia
1964 - 1966
Chair - Chairman, Australian Wool Industry Conference, Australia
1964 - 1966
Career position - Committee Member, Wool Production Advisory Committee, Australia
1969
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), Britain
1969 - 1984
Career position - Board member, Board of Management, Adelaide Children's Hospital, Australia
1970
Chair - President, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (AIAS), Australia
1970
Award - Farrer Memorial Medal, Farrer Memorial Trust, Australia
1972
Award - Thomas Cawthorn Memorial Lecture, Nelson, New Zealand
1973
Career position - Review of Agricultural Research in Spain, The World Bank
1974
Career position - Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor and occasionally Acting Vice Chancellor, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1975 - 1976
Career position - Commissioner, Industries Assistance Commission for the Inquiry 'Financing Rural Research' , Australia
1979
Award - Honorary Doctoral Degree, The University of Adelaide, Australia

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Archival resources

Waite Agricultural Research Institute

  • James Melville - Records, 1959 - 1968; Waite Agricultural Research Institute. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Melville, J., 'Agricultural Research.' in Introducing South Australia, Rupert Best, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1958. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Melville, J., 'Obituary: Robert Kerford Morton', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 26, no. 9, 1964, pp. 285-286. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.