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Biographical entry Pugsley, Albert Tonkin (1910 - 2002)

AM

Born
11 March 1910
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Died
6 November 2002
Occupation
Geneticist and Plant breeder

Summary

Albert Pugsley was Director of the Agricultural Research Centre in Wagga Wagga from 1953 until his retirement in 1975. He developed and bred a number of wheat varieties adapted for different climates. Pugsley later accepted an honorary appointment as Senior Associate in Plant sciences at the University of Melbourne, which he held from 1978-1986.

Details

Educated Scotch College, University of Melbourne (BAgrSci 1931, DSc, DAgeSc(Hon))

Events

1931 - 1939
Career position - Plant Pathologist at the Victorian Department of Agriculture
1939 - 1953
Career position - Plant Geneticist at the Waite Agricultural Institute
1953 - 1975
Career position - Director of the Agricultural Research Institute in Wagga Wagga
1978 - 1986
Career position - Senior Associate in Plant Sciences at the University of Melbourne
1981
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Pugsley, Eleanor and Ian, 'Obituary: Dr Albert Tonkin Pugsleu, AM, Geneticist and Plant Breader', The Age, 2 December 2002. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • McIntosh, R. A. and Smith-White, S., 'Irvine Armstrong Watson 1914-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 4, 1989, pp. 405-415. Details

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