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Biographical entry Pye, Hugh (1860 - 1942)

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

Summary

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 http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110325b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.