O'Brien, Robert Gordon (1897-1956)

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Food scientist; Analytical chemist
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Robert Gordon O'Brien was an analytical chemist who retired in 1952 as Senior Assistant Government Analyst. He had a very wide knowledge of food chemistry and was chiefly responsible for many of the provisions of the Pure Food Act. O'Brien was also Executive Officer of the New South Wales Scientific Manpower (Chemical) Advisory Sub-Committee and President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, New South Wales branch.

  • Career position - Joined the Public Service
  • Education - Associate in Chemistry with the College Gold Medal completed at the Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - Analyst through to Senior Assistant Government Analyst in the Government Analyst's Branch
  • Career position - Teacher (part-time) in Food Chemistry at Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, New South Wales branch

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  1. O'Brien, Robert Gordon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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