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Biographical entry Watt, Robert Dickie (1881 - 1965)

23 April 1881
Knocklandside, Ayrshire, Scotland
10 April 1965
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Agricultural scientist


Sir Robert Watt was the first Professor of Agriculture and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sydney 1910-1946. After retirement he did research on Australian agricultural history and published "The romance of the Australian land industries" (1955).

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Robert Dickie Watt - Records, 1910 - 1965, MS 046; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Watt, R.D., 'The Influence of Science on the Progress of the Land Industries in Australia.', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, 60 (1926), 14037. Details


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See also

  • McIntosh, R. A. and Smith-White, S., 'Irvine Armstrong Watson 1914-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, 7 (4) (1989), 405-415. Details

McCarthy, G.J.