Farrands, John L. (1921-1996) (1921-1996)

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Farrands, John L. (1921-1996)
Farrands, John Laws, OA, CB, FTSE (1921-1996)
Farrands, John Laws (1921-1996)
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Physicist; Engineer
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John Laws Farrands worked mainly as a defence scientist, including Chief Defence Scientist 1971-77. He completed his career as Head of the Department of Science and its successors, Department of Science and Environment and Department of Science and Technology 1977-82.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - AIF Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Career position - Research Scientist at the Defence Science Laboratories
  • Education - Diploma (DIC) completed at Imperial College in London
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
  • Career position - Scientific Adviser for the Australian Military Board
  • Career position - Assistant Controller of Research and Development at the Department of Supply
  • Career position - Superintendent of Research at the Defence Science Laboratories
  • Career position - Chief Superintendent of the Aeronautical Research Laboratory
  • Career position - Chief Defence Scientist
  • Career position - Head of the Department of Science (later Science and Environment, then Science and Technology)
  • Career position - Director of Interscan
  • Award - Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne

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  1. Farrands, John Laws
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Defence Science and Technology
    Farrands, J. L. and Wisdom, J. C.
    Published: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Technology in Australia 1788-1988: A Condensed History of Australian Technological Innovation and Adaptation During the First Two Hundred Years
  3. A History of Defence Science in Australia
    Wisdom, John
    Published: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995
  4. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  5. 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. John Farrands address at the National Press Club on 30 September 1976
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  2. Report on Seminar on Antarctic Marine Science, Canberra 1-2 February, 1978 / [edited by] John L. Farrands [and] P. H. Sulzberger
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