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Biographical entry McMaster, Sir Frederick Duncan (1873 - 1954)

9 July 1873
Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Pastoralist and Philanthropist


Sir Frederick Duncan McMaster was a visionary pastoralist and philanthropist. He was a founding member of the New South Wales State Advisory Committee of the CSIR in 1926. In 1929 his donation of £20,000 allowed the CSIR to build a new veterinary research laboratory. The resulting F.D. McMaster Laboratory was the first in Australia to focus research on the diseases and parasites affecting sheep.

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