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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Soils (1929 - 1997)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

1 August 1929
Black Mountain, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Industrial or Scientific Research and Earth Sciences
Reference No
CA 4460
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Black Mountain, Australian Capital Territory


The Division of Soils was established in 1929, taking the place of the Murray River Soil Investigation Unit. The Division survived the change from the Counsel of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). In 1997, the Division of Soils amalgamated with the Divisions of Water Resources and Environmental Mechanics, to form the Division of Land and Water.


 1927 - 1929 CSIR Murray River Soil Investigation Unit
       1929 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Soils
             1973 - 1982 CSIRO Division of Land Resources Management
             1997 - CSIRO Land and Water
                   1982 - 1986 CSIRO Division of Groundwater Research
                         1987 - 1989 CSIRO Water Resources Research
                               1988 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Water Resources
                                     1997 - CSIRO Land and Water

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  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976 (Canberra: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details


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