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    Arnold Edward Victor Richardson
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Born
12 September 1883
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
5 December 1949
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

Arnold Edwin V. Richardson was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CSIR (1938-46) then Chief Executive Officer from1946-49. Earlier he was Professor of Agriculture at Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide (1924-38); acting Director of Agriculture in South Australia and Superintendent of Agriculture in Victoria. The south wing of the Waite Institute was named the A.E.V. Richardson Laboratory in his honour and his portrait is on display at the CSIRO building in East Melbourne. Richardson was also Foundation President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (1935-36) and first president of its South Australian branch.

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1902
Education - Diploma completed at the Roseworthy Agricultural College
1907
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Adelaide
1908
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
1908 - 1910
Career position - Assistant Director of Agriculture in South Australia
1910
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Adelaide
1911
Career position - Acting Director of Agriculture in South Australia
1911 - 1924
Career position - Superintendent of Agriculture in Victoria
1917 -
Career position - Member of the committee to inquire into the teaching of agriculture
1917 - 1919
Career position - Lecturer in Agriculture (part-time lecturer) at the University of Melbourne
1919 - 1924
Career position - Inaugural Dean of the newly created faculty (formerly of Agriculture) at the University of Melbourne
1919 - 1924
Career position - Inaugural Director of the School of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne
1923
Career position - President of section K (agriculture and forestry) at the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1924
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1924 - 1937
Career position - Waite Professor of Agriculture and Director of Waite Agricultural Research Institute at the University of Adelaide
1927
Career position - Commonwealth delegate at the First Imperial Agricultural Research Conference, London
1927 - 1949
Career position - Member of the Executive Committee of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1932
Career position - Official Adviser to the Australian Delegation at the Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa
1935 - 1936
Career position - Foundation President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1938
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1938 - 1946
Career position - Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CSIR
1946 - 1949
Career position - Chief Executive Officer of CSIR
1947 - 1949
Career position - President of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science

Archival resources

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson - Records, 1938 - 1949; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

Private hands (Best, R.J.)

  • Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson - Records, 1883 - 1949; Private hands (Best, R.J.). Details

Waite Agricultural Research Institute

  • Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson - Records, 1934 - 1940; Waite Agricultural Research Institute. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Best, R. J., 'Richardson, Arnold Edwin Victor (1883-1949), Agricultural Scientist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 377-379. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110388b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Best, Rupert J., 'Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson C.M.G., D.Sc. (Melb.), M.A. (Adel.), B.Sc. (Agric.) (Adel.), R.D.A., P.A.I.A.S., foundation Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, first Waite Professor of Agriculture: an appraisal', Biennial Report of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, vol. 1980-81, 1981, pp. 4-25. Details
  • Prescott, J. A., 'Obituary: A. E. V. Richardson', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 13, no. 4, 1951, pp. 102-103. Details
  • Richardson, A. E. V., 'Science in Relation to Australia's Development. Presidential Address', Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxvi, 1947, pp. 41-63. Details
  • Schedvin, C. B., 'Environment, Economy and Australian Biology 1890-1939', Historical Studies, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 11-28. Details

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