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Author Rivett, Rohan, 1917-1977

Title David Rivett : fighter for Australian science / by Rohan Rivett
Published [Camberwell, Vic.] : R. D. Rivett [Wattle Valley Road], 1972


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 ADPML SPALF  507.2094 Rivett Riv/Drf  LIB USE ONLY
Description xii, 225 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents The Attack -- Carving the Path -- Australian at Edwardian Oxford -- 1912 to 1925 -- Launching C.S.I.R. for Australia -- Interludes Without Playtime -- The Thirties -- Through the War-And Afterwards
Summary In April, 1961, the Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies, commenting on the death of Rivett, said: 'David Rivett was one of the greatest Australians of our time. He combined an absolute first class mind and great scientific attainments with a generous outlook and a quiet, but pervading, enthusiasm. Scientific research in Australia owes a great deal to him'. The international scientific journal, Nature, in its issue of June 10, 1961, said that Rivett was 'a man who had contriubted perhaps more than any other to the present healthy state of Australian science. ...Rivett and his colleagues contrived, in a country woefully weak in research, to create an atmosphere in which it could flourish. ... Once one had gained his confidence he was a magnificent friend and backer; he believed in delegating responsibility and with it any credit that accrued, but in times of adversity he it was who wished to shoulder the blame. ... (Inside cover)
Notes Available from R.D. Rivett, Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell, Vic. 3124
Includes Index
Science. Research. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Rivett, Sir David, 1885-1961. Biographies (ANB/PRECIS)
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Subject Rivett, David, Sir, 1885-1961.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia) -- History.
South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Research -- Australia.
Research, Industrial -- Australia -- History.
Science and industry -- Australia -- History.
Science -- Australia -- History.
Science -- Australia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 73168884
ISBN 0959910905
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