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Biographical entry Filson, Rex Bertram (1930 - )

Born
16 March 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Rex Bertram Filson worked for the Department of Crown Lands and Survey, Victoria 1965-88, as a seeds collector, lichenologist and finally as a senior botanist. He was originally a carpenter by trade and went to Antarctica as a carpenter 1961-63.

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1943 - 1961
Career position - Worked mainly as a carpenter in various parts of Australia
1961 - 1963
Career position - Carpenter with the Antarctic Division, Department of Science in Antarctica
1963 - 1964
Career position - Carpenter and Biologist with the Antarctic Division in Victoria
1964
Career position - Biologist with the Maud Gibson Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
1965 - 1966
Career position - Lichenologist with the Department of Crown Lands and Survey
1965 - 1966
Career position - Seeds collector for the Department of Crown Lands and Survey, Victoria
1971
Award - Churchill Fellowship received
1979
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Monash University in Victoria
1979 - 1988
Career position - Senior Botanist with the Department of Crown Lands and Survey
1988
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Monash University

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