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Biographical entry Smith-White, Spencer (1909 - 1998)

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Born
14 April 1909
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
26 March 1998
Occupation
Biologist

Summary

Spencer Smith-White was professor of botany at the University of Sydney 1963-1974. He was a pioneer of the study of cell physiology in Australian plants.

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Events

- 1932
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BScAgr), The University of Sydney, Australia
- 1956
Education - Doctor of Agricultural Science (DScAgr), The University of Sydney, Australia
1933
Career position - Field Assistant, Griffith Research Station, Australia
1934
Career position - Science Master, Scotch College, South Australia
1935 - 1936
Career position - Plant Breeder, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
1937 - 1947
Career position - Research Officer and Botanist, Museum of Applied Science, Sydney, Australia
1948 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then Reader in Botany, The University of Sydney, Australia
1958
Head - President, Linnean Society of New South Wales, Australia
1962 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1963 - 1974
Career position - Professor of Biology (Genetics), The University of Sydney, Australia
1966 - 1967
Career position - Head, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
1968
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia
1975 - 1980
Award - Honorary Associate, The University of New South Wales, Australia
1975 - 1980
Award - Honorary Associate, The University of Sydney, Australia

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Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • Smith-White, Spencer, 1940 - 1948, MRS 225; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • McIntosh, R. A. and Smith-White, S., 'Irvine Armstrong Watson 1914-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 4, 1989, pp. 405-415. Details
  • Peacock, Jim, Barlow, Bryan and Carolin, Roger, 'Spencer Smith-White 1909-1998', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 277-90. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Obituaries. Spencer Smith-White. Geneticist 1909-1998', Sydney Morning Herald, no. 8 April, 1998. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.