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Biographical entry Turnbull, Stanley Clive Perry (Clive) (1906 - 1975)

22 December 1906
Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia
25 May 1975
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia


Stanley Clive P. (Clive) Turnbull worked for several newspapers, in particular the Melbourne Herald and Argus. He also wrote a number of books of interest to historians of science, including The Aircraft Industry Comes of Age (1945), Wings of Tomorrow (1945, about Australian National Airways) and This Age of Oil: a History of the Petroleum Industry in Australia (1960).


Born Glenorchy, Tasmania, 22 December 1906. Journalist, Mercury Hobart 1922-26, Argus Melbourne 1926-32, Herald Melbourne and London 1932-40; Ministry of Munitions 1940; Far Eastern representative, Australian Associated Press 1940-41; editorial staff, Herald Melbourne 1941-49; editorial adviser Argus 1949-52.

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Rosanne Walker