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Biographical entry Perkins, Arthur James (1871 - 1944)

Born
11 May 1871
Ramleh, Alexandria, Egypt
Died
23 June 1944
Occupation
Agricultural scientist and Viticulturist

Summary

Arthur James Perkins was the South Australian Director of Agriculture 1914-36. In 1892 he was recruited from Tunisia to be a member of South Australia's Central Agricultural Bureau and Government Viticulturist based at Roseworthy Agricultural College.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Arthur James Perkins - Records, 1892 - 1936, PRG 496; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Perkins, Arthur James, The Personal Letterbooks of Professor A.J. Perkins, Government Viticulturist in South Australia, 1890-1901: (Later, Principal of Roseworth Agricultural College and Director of Agriculture), Jeff Daniels, Roseworhty Agricultural College, Roseworthy, S.A., 1982. Details

Book Sections

  • Daniels, J. G., 'Perkins, Arthur James (1871-1944), Agricultural Scientist and Viticulturist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 201-202. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110207b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.