Penman, Frank (1905-1973)

Also known as
Penman, F. (Frank) (1905-)
Penman, F. (Frank) (1905-1973)
Penman, Frank (1905-)
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Chemist; Agricultural chemist
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Frank Penman (1905-1973), chemist, was born on 20 March 1905 at Collingwood, Melbourne, second of six children of Australian-born parents George Alexander Penman, clerk, and his wife Myra Sidonia, née...

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Frank Penman was a chemist whose expertise was in hydrology and soils. After WWII, during which he was seconded to the Commonwealth Department of Munitions to work on explosives, he was involved in the identification of land suitable for irrigated cropping for the soldier settlement scheme in Victoria. After a brief term as Chief Irrigation Officer for the Victorian water supply and irrigation authority Penman became Research Officer for the CSIRO. In superintending the viticultural and citrus research at Merbein (Victoria) and Griffiths (N.S.W.) Penman worked closely with local producers, advising them on soil analysis, salinity, irrigation, drainage, plant nutrition, and chemicals. He later worked on irrigation policy research.

  • Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
  • Education - MSc, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Research Chemist, Victorian Department of Agriculture
  • Award - Rennie Medal, Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Seconded to the Commonwealth Department of Munitions
  • Career position - Fellow, Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - Deputy Chief Chemist, Victorian Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - Chief Irrigation Officer, Victorian State Rivers and Water Supply Commission
  • Career position - (Chief) Research Officer, Commonwealth Research Station, Merbein, Victoria
  • Career position - Chief Research Officer, CSIRO, Melbourne
  • Life event - Retired

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Penman, Frank
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Penman, Frank (1905-1973), Chemist
    Lonergan, John P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 587

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  1. A soil survey of the Woorinen settlement : Swan Hill irrigation district, Victoria / by J. K. Taylor and F. Penman
    Taylor, John Kingsley, 1898-
    [ Book : 1930 ]
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  2. Drying of vine fruits / issued by the Dried Fruits Processing Commission [i.e. Committee]
    Dried Fruits Processing Committee (Australia)
    [ Book, Government publication : 1954 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  3. Soil survey of part of County Moira, Victoria : including the parishes of Boosey, Cobram, Katamatite, Naringaningalook, Katunga, Yarroweyah, and Strathmerton / by B.E. Butler .. [et al]
    Butler, B. E. (Bruce Ernest)
    [ Book, Government publication : 1900-1942 ]
    At 9 libraries
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