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Biographical entry Blackwood, Robert Rutherford (1906 - 1982)

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    Blackwood, Robert R. Portrait
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Born
3 June 1906
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Died
21 August 1982
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Industrialist

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(Sir) Robert Rutherford Blackwood was Chancellor of Monash University 1961-1968 and Chairman of Dunlop Australia Ltd 1972-1979. He was President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1973-1974.

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Born 3 June 1906. Testing officer, School of Engineering, University of Melbourne 1928-30. Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, University of Melbourne 1930-33. Research engineer, 1933-36, Technical Manager, 1937-46, and General Manager 1948-66, Dunlop Rubber Aust. Ltd, Melbourne. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne 1947-48. Chairman, Interim CI 1958-61. Chancellor of Monash University 1961-68. Trustee, National Museum Victoria 1964-78. Chairman, Dunlop Australia Ltd 1972-79. President, Royal Society of Victoria 1973-74. Knighted 1961. Wrote Monash University: the First Ten Years, 1968.

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