Biographical entry Watson, William Robert (1923 - )
- 20 September 1923
Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
William Robert Watson worked in various government defence areas from 1950-74. He then followed his environmental interests, taking a senior position in the Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development and later becoming Assistant Secretary, Department of Science and Environment in 1980.
Born Glen Innes, 20 September 1923. Educated New England University College, University of Sydney (BSc, DipEd). School Teacher, Moree High School 1946-47; Department of Munitions Orfordness Research Station Suffolk; Weapons Research Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia 1950-65; Defence Science Attache, Australian Embassy, Washington 1966-69; Head, Policy & Equipment Requirements, Defence Science Division, Department of Defence 1969; Superintendent, Central Studies Establishment, Department of Supply 1969-74; Hearings Commission, Department of Environment 1974-75; First Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development 1975-78; Deputy Executive Director, Special Broadcasting Service 1979-80; Assistant Secretary, Department of Science and Environment from 1980.
- 'Watson, William Robert (1923-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475866. 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_w.html. Details
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