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Biographical entry Antcliffe, Allan James (1923 - 1985)

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Born
21 December 1923
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
22 April 1985
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist, Author and Viticulturist

Summary

Allan James Antcliffe was a botanist who specialised in grape vine physiology and breeding. He worked in the horticultural research division of the CSIR (later the
CSIRO) for almost forty years as a research scientist (1947-63), a principal research scientist (1963-67) and a principal research scientist (1967-84). He is renowned for developing grape varieties that produced unprecedented yields, including the Tarrango and Taminga varieties.

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c. 1941 - 1944
Education - Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland
1947
Career position - Research scientist at the Commonwealth Research Station, Merbein, Victoria
1947
Education - Honours in Science (Botany), University of Queensland
1962
Career event - Studied abroad at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
1963 - 1967
Career position - Principal research scientist at the Commonwealth Research Station, Merbein, Victoria
1967 - 1984
Career position - Senior principal research scientist
1980
Award - Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Queensland
1983
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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