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Biographical entry Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (Dick) (1905 - 1986)

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Born
21 August 1905
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
22 February 1986
Occupation
Botanist and Agricultural scientist

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Richard Thomas M. (Dick) Pescott was the seventh Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 1957-70. Previously he had worked in the Science Section of the Victorian Department of Agriculture and was Director of the National Museum of Victoria 1944-57. Thomas was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (MAgrSc).

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1928
Career position - Joined Department of Agriculture
1935
Career position - President of the Entomological Society of Victoria
1935 - 1944
Career position - Government Entomologist with the Department of Agriculture (March - March)
c. 1940 - c. 1945
Career position - Commanded the Australian Mobile Entomological Section of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force
1944 - 1957
Career position - Director of the National Museum of Victoria
1945 - 1946
Career position - President of the Melbourne University Agricultural Society
1947
Career position - Member of the Grimwade Expedition to Western Australia
1957 - 1970
Career position - Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
1963 - 1964
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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  • Pescott, R. T. M., 'French, Charles (1842-1933) and Charles Hamilton (1868-1950)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 585-586. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080602b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Pescott, R.T.M., 'The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 73, 1961, pp. 1-40. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.