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Biographical entry Phillips, Leslie William (1893 - 1949)

Born
15 April 1893
Tungamah, Victoria, Australia
Died
10 May 1949
Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

Leslie William Phillips was Superintendent of Technical Education in Western Australia from 1941 until ill health forced him to retire in 1948. After holding teaching positions in his home State of Victoria, Phillips took up a post as Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at Perth Technical School (1920). There he received a grant from the Australian Science and Industrial Endowment Fund to investigate toxic principles in common poison plants. Nine years later he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Technical Education.

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Events

1915 - 1918
Career position - War service with the Australian Imperial Force in the medical units in England and with the 2nd Field Ambulance in France (1918)
1919
Career position - Teacher at Hamilton High School then Footscray Technical School in Victoria
1919
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1920
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Melbourne
1920 - c. 1929
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at Perth Technical School
1923
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1929 - 1940
Career position - Assistant Superintendent of Technical Education in Western Australia
1931 - 1932
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Western Australia
1935
Career position - Carnegie Foundation Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London
1938
Education - Master of Education completed at the University of Melbourne
1941 - 1948
Career position - Superintendent of Technical Education in Western Australia
1943
Career position - President of the (Royal) Australian Chemical Institute

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Leslie William Phillips', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 16, July, 1949, pp. 238-239. Details
  • 'Obituary: Leslie William Phillips', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 12, no. 2, 1949, p. 68. Details

Online Resources

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