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Biographical entry McKern, Howard Hamlet Gordon (1917 - 2009)

Born
23 March 1917
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Died
8 June 2009
Occupation
Chemist and Museum administrator

Summary

Howard McKern was an analytical and organic chemist, Meggitt Limited, Parramatta (1936-1945). In charge of Chemistry Department, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (1945-1960), directing the museum's research into the chemistry of essential oils and publishing over 40 papers. He was Deputy Director of the Museum from 1960-1977.

Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • McKern, Howard Hamlet Gordon, c. 1943 - 1996, MRS 329, MRS 225; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Books

  • McKern, Howard, William Mogford Hamlet 1850-1931, Howard Hamlet Gordon McKern, Sydney, 1995, 75 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • McKern, H. H. G., 'The Chemists of Australia: Arthur de Ramon Penfold, 1890-1980', Chemistry in Australia, vol. 48, 1981, pp. 327-330. Details
  • McKern, Howard, 'Research at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 79, no. 3 & 4, 1993, pp. 243-248. Details

Newspaper Articles

Online Resources

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