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Arkinstall, Alan Leigh (1915 - 1982)

Industrial chemist
Born: 1915  Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 1982.
Alan Leigh Arkinstall was Chief Chemist, Sulphuric Acid Ltd, South Australia from 1955, later transferring to Adelaide & Wallaroo Fertilizers Ltd. He had a reputation of being one of the best "acid men" in the country. He completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Auckland where he worked before arriving in Australia.

Career Highlights

c. 1936 - 1940Chemist with Kempthorne Prosser Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand
1940 - 1945Chemist at the Explosives Factory in Maribyrnong and at the Guncotton Factory in Ballarat, Victoria
1945 - 1955Chemist with Commonwealth Fertilizers in Yarraville, Victoria
1955 - Chief Chemist at Sulphuric Acid Ltd in South Australia and later at Adelaide & Walleroo Fertilizers Ltd.


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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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