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Biographical entry Dunn, Peter (1928 - 2000)

Born
2 October 1928
Tasmania, Australia
Died
4 May 2000
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Peter Dunn worked at the Department of Defence, Maribyrnong during the 1960s. One of his initial projects was a liner for the steel case of the IKARA torpedo-carrying anti-submarine rocket. Later he undertook investigations for the United Nations, monitoring and eliminating chemical and biological weapons, particularly in Iran and Iraq.

Details

Born Tasmania, 2 October 1928. Died Melbourne, 4 May 2000. AM 1985, AO 1992. Educated University of Tasmania (BSc Hons 1949, DSc 1980). Department of Defence, Maribyrnong 1950-93, retiring as Chief, Protective Chemistry Division; British Ministry of Defence laboratory, Wiltshire, UK 1951-53; US Army Natick Research Laboratories, Boston 1964-67; United Nations inspector 1980s to 1997. Queen's Birthday Commendation for brave conduct 1972; Anzac Day Peace Prize 1989.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Fay, 'Peter Dunn: a Quiet Achiever', Australasian Science, vol. 19, no. 5, 1998, p. 56. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker