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Biographical entry Seddon, Herbert Robert (1887 - 1964)

26 May 1887
Tauranga, New Zealand
25 October 1964
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Veterinary scientist


Herbert Seddon was Professor of Veterinary Science and Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland 1936-1943.



Education - Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1916 - 1917
Career position - Lectured on veterinary pathology, bacteriology, material medica and pharmacy at the University of Melbourne
January 1918 - February 1920
Career position - Served in the Australian Army Veterinary Corps of the Australian Imperial Force
Career position - Foundation member of the Australian Veterinary Association
Education - Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1923 - 1924
Career position - Veterinary Pathologist at the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
1924 - 1928
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Australian Veterinary Association
1924 - 1928
Career position - Director of Veterinary Research at the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
1928 - 1936
Career position - Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1936 - 1943
Career position - Chair of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland
Award - Gilruth Prize for Meritorious Service to Veterinary Science received from the Australian Veterinary Association
Career position - President of the Australian Veterinary Association

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Published resources


  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987, 180 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Taylor, Robert I., 'Seddon, Herbert Robert (1887-1964), Veterinarian', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 205-206. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Herbert Robert Seddon', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 41, no. 1, 1965, pp. 23-25. Details
  • Anon, 'Dr H.R. Seddon's 75th birthday', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 38, no. 5, 1962, pp. 300-1. Details
  • Seddon, H. R., 'Veterinary Education in Queensland', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 27, 1951, pp. 250-252. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.