Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Exhibitions

  • The Study of Australian Eucalypts

Biographical entry Morrison, Frank Richard (1895 - 1967)

Born
14 April 1895
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 October 1967
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Museum Director

Summary

Frank Richard Morrison joined the Technological Museum, Sydney in 1916 and was the Museum's Economic Chemist 1946-1949, Deputy Director 1949-1956 and Director 1956-1960. He worked on the chemistry of Australia's natural products, especially eucalyptus oils, in collaboration with A.R. Penfold.

Details

Born Sydney, 14 April 1895. Died Sydney, 2 October 1967. Educated Sydney Technical College (ASTC (Chem.) 1922). Laboratory assistant, chemical laboratories, Sydney Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board 1912-16, assistant chemist, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 1916-46, Economic Chemist 1946-49, Deputy Director of the Museum 1949-55, Director 1955-60. President, Sydney Technical College Chemical Society (later University of New South Wales Chemical Society ) 1931, 1955, President, Royal Society of New South Wales 1950. Royal Society of New South Wales medal 1958.

Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • Frank Richard Morrison - Records, 1923 - 1967, PM 122, MRS 225; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Penfold, A. R.; & Morrison, F. R., Guide to the extraction of Eucalyptus oil in the field, Bulletin 4, Technological Museum, Sydney, Thomas Henry Tennant, Government Printer, Sydney, NSW, 1945, 15 pp. Details
  • Penfold, Arthur de Ramon.; Morrison, Frank Richard, Commercial Eucalyptus oils, 5th edn, Department of Technical EducationMuseum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Department. Of Technical Education, Sydney, 1951, 35 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Holland, H. G.; Mckern, H.H.G., 'Morrison, Frank Richard (1895-1967), Chemist and Museum Director', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 417-418. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150487b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary. Frank Richard Morrison', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 35, no. 2, 1968, p. 36. Details
  • 'Obituaries: Frank Richard Morrison; Herbert Minchin Nicholls', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 35, no. 2, 1968, p. 36. Details
  • 'Obituaries. Frank Richard Morrison', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 102, 1969, pp. 96-97. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.