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Biographical entry Dawkins, Alfred Ernest (1892 - 1966)

Born
10 September 1892
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
6 July 1966
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Alfred Ernest Dawkins worked for the Defence (later Defence Standards) Laboratories from their establishment in 1918 till his retirement in 1957, spending the final 10 years as Chief Superintendent.

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1913
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1914 - 1915
Career position - Postgraduate work at the University of Melbourne
1916 - 1918
Career position - Staff member of the Chemical Adviser's Branch of the Department of Defence
1918
Career position - Chemist at the Defence Laboratories
1919 - 1921
Career position - 1851 Exhibition Scholar at University College, London
1921 - 1934
Career position - Chemist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories
1934 - 1938
Career position - Assistant Superintendent at the Munitions Supply Laboratories
1938 - 1948
Career position - Deputy Superintendent of the Munitions Supply Laboratories
1948 - 1957
Career position - Chief Superintendent of the Defence Standards Laboratories
1950 - 1959
Career position - Chairman of the National Association of Testing Authorities

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See also

  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995, 267 pp. Details

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