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Biographical entry Matheson, James Adam Louis (Louis) (1912 - 2002)

KBE, CMG, MBE

Born
11 February 1912
Yorkshire, England
Died
27 March 2002
Australia
Occupation
Vice-Chancellor and Civil engineer

Summary

Louis Matheson was the first Vice-chancellor of Monash University, Victoria, 1960-1976.

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Events

1933 - 1938
Career position - Civil Engineer
1938 - 1946
Career position - Lecturer at Birmingham University, UK
1944
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1946 - 1950
Career position - Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne
1950 - 1959
Career position - Beyer Professor of Engineering at Manchester University, UK
1960
Life event - Settled in Australia
1960 - 1976
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Victoria
1961 - 1963
Career position - Member of the Ramsay Committee on the Development of Tertiary Education in Victoria
1962 - 1963
Career position - Member of the Royal Commission into the Failure of Kings Bridge
1962 - 1967
Career position - Member of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Advisory Council
1964 - 1983
Career position - Trustee of the Science Museum of Victoria
1965 - 1968
Career position - Member of the Interim Council at the University of Papua New Guinea
1965 - 1981
Career position - Member of the Council of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
1966 - 1972
Career position - Chairman of the Council of Papua New Guinea University of Technology
1967 - 1968
Career position - Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
1967 - 1968
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC)
1969 - 1973
Career position - President of the Council of the Science Museum of Victoria
1970
Award - Kernot Medal received from the University of Melbourne
1972
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1973 - 1975
Career position - Chancellor of Papua New Guinea University of Technology
1975
Career position - Member of the Post-Secondary Education Committee Victoria
1975
Career position - President of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
1975 - 1976
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Science and Technology Council
1976
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
1977
Award - P. N. Russell Memorial Medal received
1977
Career position - Chairman of the Newport Review Panel
1977 - 1978
Career position - Member of the Australian Science and Technology Council
1977 - 1979
Career position - Director of the Nauru Phosphate Corporation
1978 - 1983
Career position - Chairman of the Planning and Finance Committee of the Schools Commission in Victoria

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on James Adam Louis Matheson, former Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Cuttings files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Matheson, Louis, Still learning: Louis Matheson, Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1980, 180 pp. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Marginson, Simon, 'Obituary: Sir James Adam Louis Matheson, KBE, MBE, CMG, Founding Vice-Chancellor of Monash University', The Age, 6 April 2002. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith