Biographical entry Dunn, Peter (1928 - 2000)
- 2 October 1928
- 4 May 2000
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.
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.
- Anderson, Fay, 'Peter Dunn: a Quiet Achiever', Australasian Science, vol. 19, no. 5, 1998, p. 56. Details
- 'Dunn, Peter (1928-2000)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-998608. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_d.html. Details
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