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Biographical entry Callaghan, Allan Robert (1903 - 1993)

CMG, Kt cr

Born
24 November 1903
Died
1993
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

Allan Callaghan was Principal of the Roseworthy Agricultural College of South Australia from1932 to 1949 and then South Australian Director of Agriculture (1949-1959). He was educated at the Universities of Sydney (BScAgr) and Oxford (Dphil) and spent the next four years in plant breeding research with New South Wales Department of Agriculture.

Details

Events

1932 - 1949
Career position - Principal of the Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia
1941 - 1945
Career position - Chairman of the Crown Land Development Committee of South Australia
1945
Award - Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
1945 - 1951
Career position - Chairman of the Land Development Executive, South Australia
1949 - 1959
Career position - Director of Agriculture in South Australia
1954
Award - Farrer Medal received from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
1959 - 1965
Career position - Commercial Counsellor in Washington, USA
1965 - 1971
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Wheat Board
1972
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Allan Robert Callaghan - Records, 1923 - 1974, MS 4850; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Humphreys, L. R., Allan Callaghan: a Life, Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, 2002, 145 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.