Sutherland, Keith Leonard (1916-1980)

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Sutherland, Keith Leonard, OBE, FAA (1916-1980)
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Industrial Chemist
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Keith Leonard Sutherland (1916-1980), industrial chemist, was born on 17 January 1916 at North Carlton, Melbourne, son of Victorian-born parents Alexander Philip Sutherland, a clerk in the public service,...

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Keith Sutherland was an expert in flotation systems and surface chemistry. He was appointed head of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) physical chemistry section in 1941. During the war years Sutherland was involve in many projects including the testing of the efficiency of gas masks against zinc arsenide. In 1947 he moved to London to work at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and returned to Australia and the CSIR in 1950. Eight years later Sutherland was appointed head of the newly formed CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Physical Chemistry. In 1959 he was appointed director of research in Sydney for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. Ltd, a position which he held until he retired in 1978. as part of this role Sutherland helped establish the David North Plant Research Centre in Brisbane and the CSR industrial research laboratory at Roseville, Sydney. He was also involved in the management of Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef and was honorary curator in the malacology department of the Australian Museum.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Trained civilians to deal with unexploded bombs
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Head of the Physical Chemistry Section in the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Industrial Chemistry
  • Award - Davy-Faraday fellowship received and travelled to London
  • Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
  • Career position - Head of the Physical Chemistry Section in the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
  • Career position - Chief of the Division of Physical Chemistry at the CSIRO
  • Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Director of Research for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. Ltd.
  • Career position - Member of the CSIRO Executive (part-time)
  • Career position - Trustee of the Australian Museum
  • Career position - President of the Trustees of the Australian Museum
  • Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
  • Career position - Founding member of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), New South Wales branch
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
  • Life event - Retired

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  1. Sutherland, Keith Leonard
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Keith Leonard Sutherland
    Ward, C.
    Published: 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  3. Sutherland, Keith Leonard (1916-1980), Industrial Chemist
    Miller, David Philip
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 347-348
  4. Keith Leonard Sutherland 1916-1980
    Ewers, W. E. and Weiss, D. E.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 2, 78-88
  5. Keith Leonard Sutherland 1916-1980
    Ewers, W. E. and Weiss, D. E.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  6. Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976
    Published: CSIRO, Canberra, 1978
  7. Albert Lloyd George Rees 1916-1989
    Walsh, A. and Willis, J. B.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 1, 31-47
  8. Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 533-548
  9. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Keith Leonard Sutherland, Dr., scientist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  1. Website: Australian Academy of Science
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  1. KEEP, Leonard, 1858-1924, merchant.
    KEEP, Leonard, 1858-1924, merchant.
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    Of John Keep and Sons, and Wynola, Strathfield. Second son of John KEEP. Married Jessie Marion Evans, daughter of Dr O.S. Evans, of Balmain. Lived Chicheley, Gower street, Summer Hill, then Wynola (bu...

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  2. EVANS, Jessie Marion. Mrs Leonard Keep. Mrs J. Keep.
    EVANS, Jessie Marion. Mrs Leonard Keep. Mrs J. Keep.
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  1. Thologolong Aberdeen Angus This old-established herd, now owned, by Mr. Keith Sutherland, is rapidly coming into prominence
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 28 March 1936 p 56 Article
    ... TliologoUmg Aberdeen Angus This old-established herd, now owned, by Mr. Keith Sutherland, is ... portion taken by Mr. Keith Sutherland included the 640 acres forming the pre-emptive right of the original ... 1074 words
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  2. GOWN OF CREAM SATIN AND OLD LACE SUTHERLAND—THOMSON
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 14 January 1946 p 8 Article
    ... GOWN OF CREAM SATIN AND OLD LACE SUTHERLAND-THOMSON The wedding of Kathleen Margaret (Peggy ... ), eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ross Thomson, of Hopetoun, to Flight-Lieut James Maurice Suth-erland ... 252 words
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  3. Keith will ride off scratch in Cup-on-Wheels
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 4 November 1955 p 14 Article
    ... Keith will ride off scratch in Cup-on-Wheeis By RON CARTER KEITH REYNOLDS, Victorian professional ... Reynolds has a 40-yard gap to the next rider. Three other scratch men will be Hec Sutherland, Colin Smythe ... 225 words
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  1. Venomous creatures of Australia : a field guide with notes on first aid / Struan K. Sutherland
    Sutherland, Struan K. (Struan Keith), 1936-
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  2. Australian animal toxins : the creatures, their toxins and care of the poisoned patient / Struan K. Sutherland, James Tibballs
    Sutherland, Struan K
    [ Book : 1900-2001 ]
    Languages: Undetermined;English, [1 other]
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  3. The physical chemistry of the flotation process / Keith Leonard Sutherland
    Sutherland, K. L. (Keith Leonard)
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  4. Scientific achievements in 1964 / Keith Leonard Sutherland
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  3. Weiss, D. E. (1924-2008)
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  1. OVERDUE RATES.—SHIRE OF SUTHERLAND.—Land to be
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 March 1950 [Issue No.54] p 845

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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 8 July 1955 [Issue No.66] p 1885

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    ... (GfAS Alto) ELECTRICITY ACT, 1935-1955. Transfer ,of r Ser^a^ts. of the .Sutherland Shire Council ... and upon the recommendation of the Joint Committee -of the Sutherland Shire Council and the Sydney ... 810 words
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  1. Keith Leonard Sutherland 1916-1980
    Ewers, WE; Weiss, DE
    Historical Records of Australian Science
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