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Biographical entry Adams, Peter Wield (1923 - 2001)

30 December 1923
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
2 February 2001
Engineer and Scientist


Peter Adams worked at the Imperial Chemical industry of Australia and New Zealand (ICIANZ) for thirty-five years retiring as General Manager of the Organic Chemicals Group. In his earlier appointment as manager of the development department he oversaw the establishment and management of the olefines plant in Botany, New South Wales. Before joining ICIANZ Adams studied science and engineering at the University of Melbourne. There studies were interrupted from 1942-1944 when he joined the Royal Australian Navy to defend Australia during the war. Adams received a Distinguished Service Cross for his war service.

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  • Coffey, Sue, 'Peter Wield Adams, DSC', The Age (2001). Details


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