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Biographical entry Downes, John Godkin (1917 - 1984)

Born
5 September 1917
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
12 December 1984
Hawk's Nest, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Radiophysicist and Scientific liaison officer

Summary

John Godkin Downes was Scientific Counsellor with the Australian Embassy in Moscow from 1976 to 1979. Prior to this he was chief of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Division of Textile Physics. Altogether he spent around thirty years working for the CSIRO (formally the CSIR).

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1938 - 1945
Career position - Engineer at AWA Ltd. (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia)
1945 - 1951
Career position - Research Scientist in the Division of Radiophysics at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1946
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at London University?
1951 - 1968
Career position - Research Scientist in the Division of Textile Physics at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1969 - 1975
Career position - Chief Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Textile Physics
1976 - 1979
Career position - Counsellor (Scientific) of the Australian Embassy in Moscow

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McCarthy, G.J.