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Biographical entry Morton, Robert Kerford (1920 - 1963)


7 August 1920
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
27 September 1963


Robert Morton was Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1952-1958 and Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide 1959-1962. In 1963 he became Professor of Biochemistry at Adelaide.


Born 7 August 1920. Died 27 September 1963. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1957.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Robert Kerford Morton - Records, 1936 - 1963, MS 036; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Morton, Prof. R.K., 1961 - 1964, 9-65; School of Biochemistry, the University of Melbourne - Series 9 - Departmental Files, 1961-1964; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Trevett William Dalwood, Robert Kerford Morton and George Albert Elliott', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 30, no. 11, 1963, pp. 450-452. Details
  • 'Obituary: Robert Kerford Morton', Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, vol. 30, no. 1, 1964, pp. 69-70. Details
  • Melville, J., 'Obituary: Robert Kerford Morton', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 26, no. 9, 1964, pp. 285-286. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.