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Biographical entry Burton, John Ralph (1929 - 2000)


8 November 1929
Gulargambone, New South Wales, Australia
10 September 2000
New South Wales, Australia
Civil engineer and Environmental engineer


John Burton was professor of natural resources at the University of New England, 1971-1995. He had previously held a number of engineering positions in Australia and New Zealand.



1951 - 1954
Career position - Assistant Engineer at the Public Works Department in New South Wales
1954 - 1960
Career position - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales
1961 - 1965
Career position - Foundation Professor of Agricultural Engineering and Director of the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute at Lincoln College, New Zealand
1967 - 1970
Career position - Director and Deputy Chairman of the New Zealand Inventions Development Authority
1971 - 1995
Career position - Foundation Professor of natural resources at the University of New England, New South Wales
1972 - 1974
Career position - Chairman of the Commonwealth Government Inquiry into flooding Lake Pedder
1977 - 1984
Career position - Member of the New South Wales Clean Waters Advisory Committee
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Duggin, John, 'Obituary: Emeritus Professor John Ralph Burton, AO, Academic, advisor and consultant', The Age (2000). Details


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