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Biographical entry Currie, George Alexander (1896 - 1984)

13 August 1896
Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
4 May 1984
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Agricultural scientist


George Currie was appointed Hackett Professor of Agriculture, University of Western Australia in 1939. He was specially commissioned in 1945 to make a survey and report to the Commonwealth Department of Post-War Reconstruction on rural training for ex-service personnel.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) / Agricultural Science (BScAgr) completed at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland
1923 - 1926
Career position - Manager of Salter Estates Co in Sarina, Queensland
1926 - 1929
Career position - Assistant Entomologist with the Cotton Section Department of Agriculture and Stock in Brisbane
1929 - 1937
Career position - Senior Research Officer in the Noxious Weeds Section of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) in Canberra
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Aberdeen
1937 - 1939
Career position - Principal Research Officer for CSIR's Noxious Weeds Investigations
Career position - Hackett Professor of Agriculture at the University of Western Australia
1940 - 1945
Career position - Vice-Chancellor (part time) at the University of Western Australia
1946 - 1952
Career position - Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia
1952 - 1962
Career position - Vice-Chancellor at The University of New Zealand

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  • Currie, G. A., A Scientist in Search of Education. John Murtagh Macrosan Memorial Lecture (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1948). Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.