Biographical entry Peet, G. B.
G. B. Peet worked for the Western Australian Forests Department from at least 1965-71. In 1966 he and Packham (qv) developed an aerial ignition system for controlled burning in forests, using a fixed-wing aircraft flying a grid pattern and dropping special incendiary devices at predetermined points. The incendiary devices were small polystyrene tubes containing solid potassium permanganate into which ethylene glycol was injected mechanically just before dropping.
- Podger, F.D. and Peet, G.B., 'Some effects of fire in the growth of jarrah.', in Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Hobart, Institute of Foresters of Australia, 1965. Details
- 'Peet, G. B.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477084. 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_p.html. Details
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