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Biographical entry Morley, Frederick Harold William (1918 - 2001)


14 July 1918
Mount Irvine, New South Wales, Australia
14 March 2001
Veterinary scientist


Frederick Harold W. Morley, who was educated Universities of Sydney (BVSc 1942), Iowa (PhD) and Melbourne (DScAg), worked as Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry from 1956 to 1977. He was also a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Animal Production at the University of Melbourne. Morely was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE); the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics; the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists; the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science; and of the Australian Society for Animal Production.

Together with Helen Newton Turner and Robert Bruce Macleay Dun, Frederick Morely led a team of CSIRO and State Agriculture Department scientists during the 1950s to apply new techniques of animal breeding to the Australian Merino. These techniques depended on first determining what characteristics were required by the end consumers of wool, then investigating how they could best be measured, to what extent they were inherited, to what extent different characteristics were correlated and how they could be combined for selection.



Education - Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) completed at the University of Sydney
c. 1945
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Iowa, USA
1956 - 1977
Career position - Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Plant Industry
1979 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)

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  • Jellie, David, Vizard, Andrew and Donnelly, John, 'Obituary: Dr Fred Morley', The Age, 14 April 2001. Details

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