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Watson, William Robert (1923 - )

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Born: 20 September 1923  Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
William Robert Watson worked in various government defence areas from 1950-74. He then followed his environmental interests, taking a senior position in the Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development and later becoming Assistant Secretary, Department of Science and Environment in 1980.

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Born Glen Innes, 20 September 1923. Educated New England University College, University of Sydney (BSc, DipEd). School Teacher, Moree High School 1946-47; Department of Munitions Orfordness Research Station Suffolk; Weapons Research Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia 1950-65; Defence Science Attache, Australian Embassy, Washington 1966-69; Head, Policy & Equipment Requirements, Defence Science Division, Department of Defence 1969; Superintendent, Central Studies Establishment, Department of Supply 1969-74; Hearings Commission, Department of Environment 1974-75; First Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development 1975-78; Deputy Executive Director, Special Broadcasting Service 1979-80; Assistant Secretary, Departrment of Science and Environment from 1980.
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