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Born
11 June 1885
Hotham, Victoria, Australia
Died
22 August 1969
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Analytical chemist

Summary

Valentine Anderson practised as a chemical analyst in Melbourne from 1910 and lectured in applied chemistry at the University of Melbourne 1925-1946. He was an adviser to many Australian government departments and committees and published a number of research papers.

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1904 - 1905
Education - Assistant Chemistry Demonstrator at the Ballarat School of Mines
1906 - 1907
Career position - Science Master at Wesley College
1906 - 1907
Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry at the Working Men's College
1908 - 1909
Career position - Analyst for the Inspector of Explosives
1908 - 1909
Career position - Adviser to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
1910 - 1914
Career position - Associate to David Avery
1913 - 1915
Career position - Chemistry research funded by the University of Melbourne research scholarship
1915 - 1969
Career position - Avery and Anderson consulting chemists established
1917
Career position - Member of the provisional committee of the Australian Chemical Institute
1922
Career position - President of the Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria
1925 - 1946
Career position - Lecturer in Applied Chemistry (part time) at the University of Melbourne
1931 - 1932
Career position - President of the Australian Chemical Institute, Victorian branch
1948
Career position - President of the Australian Chemical Institute
1957 - 1958
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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Archival resources

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

  • Valentine George Anderson - Records, 1916 - 1922; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Valentine George Anderson - Records, 1912 - 1915; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Book Sections

  • Radford, Joan T., 'Anderson, Valentine George (1885-1969), chemical analyst', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, p. 63. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070065b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries: Valentine George Anderson, 1885-1969; Theodore d'Aveline Melhuish, 1897-1969', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 37, no. 2, 1970, p. 37. Details

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Anderson, Valentine George Portrait
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McCarthy, G.J.