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Biographical entry Tribe, Derek (1926 - 2003)

AO, OBE, FTSE

Born
23 September 1926
Died
19 April 2003
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

Derek Tribe was a foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE) and founder of the Crawford Fund. The fund was designed to help develop national and international training and research programs to assist agricultural productivity throughout the world. Tribe joined the University of Melbourne in 1956 as a Reader in Agriculture and in 1970 was appointed Dean of the Faculty or Agriculture. During his long-term stay at the University he made major changes and improvements to the teaching and research in agriculture at the university.

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Events

1956 -
Career position - Reader then Professor of Animal Physiology and Production at the University of Melbourne
1969
Award - Silver Medal received from the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1969 - 1973
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne
1975 -
Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1980
Career position - Director of the Australian-Asian Cooperative Program
1980 - 1986
Career position - Executive Director of the International Development Program of the Australian Universities and Colleges
1983 -
Career position - Member of the Grants Committee of the University of the South Pacific
1983 - 1986
Career position - Member of the Council of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology
1987 - 1996
Career position - Inaugural Executive Director of the Crawford Fund
1993
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
2000
Award - Derek Tribe Award established in his honour

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Books

  • Falvey, Lindsay, Derek Tribe, International Agricultural Scientist, Founder of the Crawford Fund, Crawford Fund in association with Institution of International Development, Barton (A.C.T.) and Hackney (S.A.), 2013, 252 pp. Details

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