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Biographical entry Davidson, Bruce (1924 - 1994)

Born
8 May 1924
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
22 March 1994
Occupation
Agronomist

Summary

Bruce Davidson was senior lecturer in agricultural economics, University of Sydney 1965-85.

Details

Born 8 May 1924. Died 22 March 1994. Served in RAAF during World War 2. Educated at Dookie Agricultural College, Universities of Melbourne (BAgSc, Masters in land management) and London (PhD). Lecturer in agricultural economics in Kenya, John Thompson Agricultural Economics Centre, University of Western Australia, Senior lecturer in agricultural economics, University of Sydney 1965-85. Wrote "The Northern Myth" (1965), a critique of the proposed Ord River Dam.

Published resources

Books

  • Davidson, Bruce, The Northern Myth: Limites to Agriculture and Pastoral Development in Tropical Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1998. Details
  • Davidson, Bruce Robinson, European farming in Australia: an economic history of Australian farming, Elsevier Scientific, Amsterdam, 1981. Details

Book Sections

  • Davidson, Bruce, 'Developing Nature's Treasures: Agriculture and Mining in Australasia', in Roy MacLeod (ed.), The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 272-291. Details

Journal Articles

  • Davidson, Bruce R., 'The History of Agriculture in Temperate Australia', Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, vol. 51, no. 3, 1985, pp. 159-168. Details
  • Shaw, A.G.L. and Davidson, B., 'History of Farming in Australia', Australian Agricultural Yearbook, 1986, pp. 45-50. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • MacLeod, Roy (ed.), The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988, 433 pp. Details

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