Canberra in 1939
Preliminary organisation has been undertaken for the conference of the Australian and New Zealand Associa- tion for the Advancement of Science to be held in Canberra from January
15 to 22, 1939.
It is expected that the attendance at the conference will number 750 and for the proceedings the Albert Hall, Institute of Anatomy and either Telo- pea Park or the new high school will
The first meeting of the organising committee was held at the Institute of Anatomy last night.
Dr. J. H. L. Cumpston was appoint- ed chairman and there were present Dr. A. B. Walkom (Hon Gen. Secret- ary of Melbourne) and Dr. G. A. Currie (Hon. local Secretary).
The business had reference to the formation of all committees for the
The executive committee comprises Dr. J. H. L. Cumpston, Mr. C. E. Lane- Poole, Sir Colin Mackenzie, Dr. W. A. N. Robertson, Dr. W. G. Woolnough, Dr. Currie, Dr. B. T. Dickson and Mr
C. S. Daley.
Sir Robert Garran was appointed chairman of the local committee with Dr. Cumpston and Mr. W. J. Clemens as deputy-chairmen, and Dr. G. A Currie as local secretary.
Doctors A. J. Nicholson, R. Wilson and W. G Woolnough constituted the handbook committee. Lady Macken- zie, Mrs. Nicholson (hon. secretary), Col. Jones, and Messrs. Parsons, Miles Cox and Cashmore, the excursions and hospitality committee.
The transport committee comprises Messrs. Jones, Roach and Williams.
A Ladies' Committee was appointed comprising Lady Mackenzie and Mes- dames Cumpston, Dickson, Lane-Poole Rimmer, Robertson, Tillyard and
The following were appointed local chairman and secretary respectively of the respective section committees:
Astronomy, Mathematics & Physics Mr. W B. Rimmer, Mr. A. R. Hogg.
Chemistry: Prof. Mackenzie, Mr Lennox.
Geology: Dr W. G. Woolnough, Miss I. Crispin .
Zoology: Dr. A. J. Nicholson, Dr I M. Mackerras.
History: Dr. L. H. Allen, Mr. Burmester.
Anthropology: Sir Colin Mackenzie, Dr. Mackay.
Economics, Statistics and Social Science: Dr. R. Wilson, Dr. Smithers.
Engineering and Architecture: Mr A Percival, Mr. A. Fraser.
Medical Science & National Health: Dr. Holmes, Dr. Downes.
Education, Psychology, Philosophy:
Canon Edwards, Mr. Ewens.
Agriculture and Forestry: Dr. Dick- son, Mr. McMillan
Vetinerary Science: Dr. Robertson, Mr. Mackay.
Botany: Mr Carter, Dr. Barnard.
Physiology: Dr. McCallum, Dr. Richards.
Pharmaceutical Science: Mr. Thompson.
Geography & Oceanography: Dr. Woolnough, Mr. Taylor.