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Clunies Ross, William Ian (1899 - 1959)

CMG, Kt cr, FAA
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Parasitologist and Veterinary scientist
Born: 22 February 1899  Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 20 June 1959  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
(Sir) William Ian Clunies Ross was Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney (1940-1946), Executive Officer of CSIR (1946-1949) and Chairman of CSIRO (1949-1959). He Ross was a recipient of many awards and honours including appointment as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), Gold Medal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and the James Cook Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Career Highlights

1921Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours (BVSc Hon) completed at the University of Sydney
1922 - 1925Walter and Eliza Hall Veterinary Research Fellow
1925Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Sydney
1926Veterinary Parasitologist with CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1928Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1929 - 1930Research in parasitology at the Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Imperial University in Tokyo
1931 - 1937First Officer-in-charge of the McMaster Animal Health Research Laboratory, CSIR
1935 - 1936Advisor on the Pastoral Industry for the Department of War Organization of Industry
1937 - 1940Australian Member of the International Wool Secretariat in London
1940 - 1946Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
1954 - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1954Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)

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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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