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Biographical entry Pye, Hugh (1860 - 1942)

1 January 1860
Ascot, Victoria, Australia
22 August 1942
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Agricultural educator and Wheat propagator


Hugh Pye was science master at Dookie Agricultural College from 1887 and principal 1894-1916. Following his resignation he was government cerealist until his retirement in 1931 and devoted his full attention to wheat-breeding.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Hugh Pye - Records, 1857 - 1940, MS 9942; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Sim, H.J., 'Pye, Hugh (1860-1942), Agricultural Educator and Pioneer Wheat-Breeder', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 313-314. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.