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Melville, James (1908 - 1984)

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Agricultural scientist
Born: 10 July 1908  New Zealand?.  Died: 8 October 1984.
James Melville was Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1956-73. He was the Australian Universities representative on the Wool Research Committee 1958-64 and a member of the Council of the Australian Wine Research Institute 1957-70.

Career Highlights
Born New Zealand?, 10 July 1908. Died 8 October 1984. CMG 1969. Educated Universities of Otago (MSc) and London (PhD). Commonwealth Fund Fellow, Yale University, Assistant Chemist, Wheat Research Institute, Christchurch, Director, Plant Chemistry Laboratory, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1939-51, Director, Grassland Division, DSIR 1950-56, war service as Captain, south and south-west Pacific areas 1940-44, Director, Waite Agricultural Research Institute 1956-73. Chairman, Australian Wool Industry Conference 1964-66, President, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science 1970.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 10 September 2004

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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