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Biographical entry Minnett, Harry Clive (1917 - 2003)


12 June 1917
Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
20 December 2003


Harry Clive Minnett joined the Radiophysics Laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as assistant research officer in April 1940. He worked on a variety of projects with the CSIR and later CSIRO for the next forty years, retiring as chief of the Division of Radiophysics in June 1981.



Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1972 - 1978
Career position - Assistant Chief of the Division of Radiophysics at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1976 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1978 - 1981
Career position - Chief of CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1979 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
June 1981
Life event - Retired from CSIRO
1982 - 1984
Career position - Consultant to Interscan Australia Pty. Ltd.
1985 - 1986
Career position - Deputy Chief Executive of Interscan International Limited
July 1986
Life event - Retired from Interscan International Limited

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Dr Harry Minnett, radiophysicist (sound recording). Interviewer: Ragbir Bhathal, 29 March 1995, TRC 3262; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources


  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Australian Astronomers: Achievements at the Frontiers of Astronomy, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1996, 243 pp. Details

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