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Biographical entry Bottomley, Robert Alwyn (1912 - 2004)

26 March 1912
2 September 2004
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Chemist and Food scientist


Robert Bottomley was Vice-President of Research for Mauri Bros. & Thomson Ltd. Sydney 1954-1969 and then Assistant General Manager 1970-1973. He was earlier Assistant Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota 1947-1948. Bottomley was educated at the Royal Melbourne Technical College (Dip Civil Eng), University of Melbourne (MSc) and University of Minnesota, USA (PhD). He was a foundation member of the Australian Industrial Research Group.



Award - Grimwade Prize received
1947 - 1948
Career position - Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, USA
Career position - Assistant Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota
1954 - 1969
Career position - Vice-President, Research of Muari Brothers and Thomson Ltd in Sydney
Award - Institute of Food Technologists of Australia Award received
1970 - 1973
Career position - Assistant General Manager of Muari Brothers and Thomson Ltd

Archival resources

Goodman Fielder Wattie

  • Robert Alwyn Bottomley - Records, 1912 - 1980; Goodman Fielder Wattie. Details

Published resources


  • Jones, Lewis W., Where Have all the Flour Mills Gone? A History of W.S. Kimpton and Sons - Flour Millers (Melbourne: The Flourmillers' Council of Victoria, 1984), 221 pp. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Bottomley, David T, 'Adding nutrition to a variety of food his forte', The Age (2005), 9. Details


See also

McCarthy, G.J.