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Biographical entry Weickhardt, Leonard William (1908 - 2000)

CBE, FTSE

Born
2 April 1908
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died
14 July 2000
Hawthron, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Business executive

Summary

Leonard William Weickhardt joined ICI as a Research and Production Chemist in 1935 and was Research Director of ICIANZ 1955-1970. He was Chancellor of the University of Melbourne 1972-1978 and active in many organisations.

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Events

1976
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Leonard William Weickhardt - Records, 1935 - 1988; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Weickhardt, L. W., ANZAAS: the First Half Century as Illuminated by the Spectral Line of Masson, ANZAAS Congress Papers, Mongash Congress, Melbourne, 1985, 420 at 421-426 pp. Details
  • Weickhardt, L.W., Masson of Melbourne: the Life and Times of David Orme Masson KBE, MA, DSc, LLD, FRSE, FRS, Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1886-1923, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Parkville, Vic, 1989, 226 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Leighton, Arthur Edgar (1873-1961), Chemical Engineer and Administrator', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 69-70. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100064b.htm. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Masson, Sir David Orme (1858-1937), Chemist, Professor and Man of Science', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 432-435. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100424b.htm. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Hartung, Ernst Johannes (1893-1970), Professor of Chemistry and Astronomer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 405-406. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140463b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Leonard William Weickhardt', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 13, 2003, p. 4. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'The production of superamerazine in Australia 1943 - 1945', Australian Chamical Institute Journal and Prodeedings, vol. 1947, March, 1947, pp. 81-120. Details
  • Weickhardt, L.W., 'Richard Randolph Garran 1903-1991', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 58, November, 1991, p. 471. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Weickhardt, Len, Kolm, Jan, Bradley, John and Potter, Owen, 'A distinguished, fair and tactful chemical engineer: Ian Robinson, Obituary', The Age, 21 December 1995. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_w.html. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

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