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Biographical entry Turner, Helen Alma Newton (1908 - 1995)

OBE, AO

Born
15 May 1908
New South Wales, Australia
Died
26 November 1995
Occupation
Geneticist

Summary

Helen Alma N. Turner was one of the world's leading authorities on sheep genetics and worked with the CSIRO for over 40 years. From 1956-73 she was Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Division of Animal Genetics and led the CSIRO sheep genetics research team.

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Events

1930
Education - Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) completed at ?the University of Sydney
1931 - c. 1945
Career position - Clerical Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1946 - 1956
Career position - Technical Officer and then Statistician at CSIR/O Division of Animal Health and Production
1953
Award - Coronation Medal received
1956 - 1976
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Animal Genetics
1970
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from ?the University of Sydney
1974
Award - Farrer Memorial Medal received
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1980
Award - (FAO) Ceres Medal received from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
1985
Award - Rotary Medal for Vocational Excellence received
1987
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Archival resources

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

  • Helen Alma Newton Turner - Records, 1950 - 1988; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Helen Alma Newton Turner - Records, 1953 - 1973, MS 3987; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Moyal, Ann (ed.), Portraits in Science, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1994, 209 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Allen, Nessy, 'The Contribution of Two Australian Women Scientists to its Wool Industry', Prometheus, vol. 9, no. 1, 1991, pp. 81-92. Details
  • Allen, Nessy, 'Australian Women in Science: Two Unorthodox Careers', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 15, no. 5-6, 1992, pp. 551-562. Details
  • Allen, Nessy, 'Helen Newton Turner and the Wool Industry', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 33, 1992, pp. 56-62. Details
  • Turner, Helen Newton, 'Ian Clunies Ross: a leader of men', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 10, 1968, pp. 467-480. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.