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Andrews, Roland Stuart (1897 - 1961)

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Born: 21 September 1897  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 14 October 1961  Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia.
Roland Stuart Andrews was Chairman and Managing Director, Gas and Fuel Corporation, 1951-61, after 23 years as Chief Chemist, Metropolitan Gas Company, Melbourne. His evidence was instrumental to the Victorian State Government's decision in 1949 to establish a brown coal gasification plant at Morwell and thus end Victoria's dependence on New South Wales' coal for gas production.

Career Highlights

1919Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1919 - 1921Chemist at BHP Steel Works in Newcastle, New South Wales
1921 - 1925Chemist, then Plant Engineer at the BHP Coke Oven Plant in Newcastle, New South Wales
1925 - 1927Head Teacher of Chemistry at Sydney Technical College
1927 - 1950Chief Chemist at the Metropolitan Gas Company in Melbourne
1935Sir Frederick West International Prize received for research on tar
1936H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1948Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1950Chief Technical Officer at the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria
1951 - 1961Chairman and Managing Director of the Gas and Fuel Corporation
1957 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1957Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 25 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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