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Biographical entry Sumeghy, Jozsef Bela (Joe) (1922 - )

Born
1 December 1922
Szeged, Hungary
Occupation
Horticulturalist and Agronomist

Summary

Joe Sumeghy migrated to Australia in 1949 as a refugee after World War II. After two years compulsory work with the Department of Immigration in Australia he set about gaining recognition in Australia for his Hungarian University qualifications. He worked with the New South Wales Department of Agriculture for many years. Sumeghy had a number of articles published in scientific journals and also contributed to other publications. This continued after his retirement in 1982.

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Events

1949 - 1951
Career position - Compulsory work for the Department of Immigration in Tasmania
31 May 1949
Life event - Settled in Australia
21 July 1954
Career position - Commenced work for the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
22 August 1954
Career position - Commenced work as an Agronomist at the Yanco Experimental Farm for the Horticultural Division of the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
1965 - 1966
Career position - Twelve month study leave to complete the "Plant Genetics" course at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Canberra
April 1968
Career position - Commenced work at Hawkesbury Agricultural College
1974
Career position - Gave paper at the Second General Congress for the Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, India
1976
Career position - Working tour of USA
1982
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Books

  • Sumeghy, Katrina, Joe Sumeghy's Story, Katrina Sumeghy and Clive Muir, Canberra, 2002, 335 pp. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith