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Currie, George Alexander - Submissions by the Vice-Chancellor to the Committee on Universities, 1959

 Fonds — Folder: MSS C976 S
Identifier: curg

Dates

  • 1954-1959

Biographical/Historical note

Currie, George Alexander, Sir

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1896
Born
1984
Died
Born in Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 August 1896, George Alexander Currie became a prominent agricultural scientist, working mainly in Queensland, Australia. He was Hackett Professor of Agriculture, University of Western Australia, c.1939. He was specially commissioned in 1945 to make a survey and report to the Commonwealth Department of Post-War Reconstruction on rural training for ex-service personnel. From 1941 he served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, before becoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Zealand in 1952. He played a leading role in the re-organisation of the New Zealand university system, which entered into legislation in 1961. Currie was knighted in 1961, before returning to Australia with his wife and children in 1962. He died in Canberra on 4 May 1984 [source: Dictionary of New Zealand Biography].

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1 linear_centimeters

Language of Materials

English

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Currie, George Alexander - Submissions by the Vice-Chancellor to the Committee on Universities, 1959
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