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Wadham, Samuel MacMahon (1891 - 1972)

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Agricultural scientist
Born: 31 October 1891  Ealing, England.  Died: 18 September 1972  Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
Samuel MacMahon Wadham was Professor of Agriculture, University of Melbourne, 1926-57. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1937-38. He wrote and broadcast on aspects of farming and was a well-known and popular figure in farming

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Born London, 1891. Studied botany at Cambridge before volunteering to serve during World War I. Resarch student, British Ministry of Agriculture. Senior demonstrator, Botany Department, Cambridge. In 1926 he and his wife Dorothy came to Melbourne, where he had been appointed Professor of Agriculture. Member, Federal Dairy Investigation Committee, 1929; the Royal Commission on the Wheat Industry, 1934; Commonwealth Nutrition Committee, 1937; Rural Reconstruction Committee. 1943-1946; Commonwealth Migration Planning Council, 1949-1960 and the Commonwealth Committee for Tertiary Education, 1963-65). He was also a member of the Council of CSIRO. President, Royal Society of Victoria 1937-38. President, ANZAAS 1961. Retired in 1956, remaining active in various organisations. Died in 1972.
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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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