Biographical entry Pridham, John Theodore (1879 - 1954)
- 7 November 1879
Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
- 24 May 1954
Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
John Theodore Pridham developed many new varieties of wheat and oats. He began his career as an assistant to William Farrer.
Born 7 November 1879. Died 24 May 1954. Educated Hawkesbury Agricultural College. Experimentalist, Department of Agriculture 1901-04, assisting William Farrrer in his wheat-improvement programme, experimentalist, Bathurst Experiment Farm 1904-06, assistant manager, Cowra Experiment Farm 1906-08, Victorian Department of Agriculture 1908-11, plant-breeder, Cowra Experiment Farm 1911-44. Farrer Memorial Medal 1944.
- Fitzsimmons, R. W., 'Pridham, John Theodore (1879-1954), Plant-Breeder', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 293-294. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110300b.htm. Details
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