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Biographical entry Cruickshank, Fletcher Donaldson (1908 - 1990)

3 July 1908
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
October 1990


Fletcher Donaldson Cruickshank worked in the physics department at the University of Tasmania from 1930-73, rising through the ranks from senior demonstrator to reader. He helped in the Optical Munitions Panel during World War II. After the war he continued in optical research and collaborated with Waterworth Brothers.


Born Hobart, 3 July 1908. Died October 1990. Educated University of Tasmania (BSc 1930, DSc 1946). Senior demonstrator in physics, University of Tasmania 1930, assistant lecturer 1930-35, lecturer 1936-47, senior lecturer 1948, associate professor 1949-61, reader 1962-73.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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McCarthy, G.J.