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Biographical entry Waterhouse, Douglas Frew (1916 - 2000)


3 June 1916
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 December 2000
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Douglas Frew Waterhouse was Assistant Chief of the Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1953-1960, and Chief 1960-1981.


Born Sydney, 3 June 1916. Died Canberra, 1 December 2000. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1937, MSc 1938, DSc 1952). CMG 1970, AO 1980. Assistant Research Officer, Division of Economic Entomology, CSIR 1938, Captain, Australian Army Medical Corps, World War II, working in the CSIR laboratories as a CSIR officer, research, Division of Entomology, CSIR/O 1946-53, Assistant Chief, Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1953-60, Chief 1960-81, Honorary Research Fellow 1981-, Consultant in Plant Protection to the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 1983-. David Syme Research Prize 1953, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Fellow, Royal Society 1967, Mueller Medal 1972, Farrer Medal 1973, Adventures in Agricultural Science Award 1979, Medal of the International Congress of Plant Protection 1983, Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Sciences 1983, Australian Bicentennial Award for most outstanding living contributor to New South Wales agriculture 1988. Secretary (Biological Sciences), Australian Academy of Science 1961-66, President, Australian Entomological Society 1969-72, President, 14 International Congress of Entomology 1974, President, International Bee Research Association 1977-78, President, ACT Branch, National Trust of Australia 1983-.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Douglas Frew Waterhouse - Records, 1934 - 1979, MS 131; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Waterhouse, D. F.; Norris, K. R., 'Tillyard, Robin John (1881-1937), Naturalist and Entomologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 232-233. Also available at Details
  • Waterhouse, D.F., 'Nicholson, Alexander John (1895-1969), Entomologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 473-474. Also available at Details

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Newspaper Articles

  • Robertson, Malcolm, 'Obituary: Douglas Frew Waterhouse, AO', The Age, 22 December 2000. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker