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Biographical entry Best, Rupert Jethro (1903 - 1991)

Born
30 May 1903
Died
8 October 1991
Occupation
Virologist and Agricultural chemist

Summary

Rupert Jethro Best was a Reader in Virology at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide 1958-68. He was lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry at the Waite 1930-58.

Details

Born 30 May 1903. Died Adelaide, 8 October 1991. AO 1980. Educated University of Adelaide (BSc (hons) 1926, MSc 1927, DSc 1948). Demonstrator in physical chemistry, University of Adelaide 1927; lecturer in physical chemistry 1928; Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1928-68 (assistant lecturer from 1928, reader in virology and head of the virology unit from 1958). Rennie Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1931. Foundation Chairman, South Australian division of Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 1969-80.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, South Australian Division - Records, 1888 - 1983, SRG 48; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Rupert Jethro Best - Records, 1929 - 1968, PRG 232; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • World Education Fellowship, Australian Forum - Records, 1937 - 1989, SRG 15a; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • World Education Fellowship, South Australian Section - Records, 1937 - 1978, SRG 15; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Best, R. J., 'Richardson, Arnold Edwin Victor (1883-1949), Agricultural Scientist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 377-379. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110388b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Best, Rupert J., 'Arnold Edwin Victor Richardson C.M.G., D.Sc. (Melb.), M.A. (Adel.), B.Sc. (Agric.) (Adel.), R.D.A., P.A.I.A.S., foundation Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, first Waite Professor of Agriculture: an appraisal', Biennial Report of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, vol. 1980-81, 1981, pp. 4-25. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.