Belz, Maurice Henry (1897-)

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Belz, Maurice Henry (1897-1975)
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Mathematical Statistician; Statistician; Mathematician; Academics - Statistics; Diarists
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Maurice Henry Belz (1897-1975), mathematical statistician, was born on 1 February 1897 at Auburn, Sydney, eleventh child of John William Belz, a carpenter from Germany, and his Australian-born wife Elizabeth...

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Maurice Belz headed the first autonomous department of statistics in Australia at the University of Melbourne (1948) and was the foundation Professor of Statistics there (1955-1963). Many of the initial generation of Australia's professional statisticians were either trained or taught in Belz's department, which ran a course for graduates from science and industry.

Born Auburn, New South Wales, 1 February 1897. Died Melbourne, 28 March 1975. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1918) and Cambridge (MSc 1922). Lecturer in mathematics, University of Melbourne 1923-28; senior lecturer 1928-32; research into the application of mathematics to economics, London School of Economics and University of Oslo 1933-36; senior lecturer in mathematical economics, faculty of commerce, University of Melbourne 1937-47; associate professor of mathematical statistics 1948-54; professor of statistics 1955-63. President, French-Australian Association of Victoria 1944-70. Légion d'honneur 1954.

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M.H. Belz was born in Auburn, N.S.W.and educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Appointed lecturer in the University of Melbourne's Mathematics Department in 1923 and senior lecturer in 1928, he served as Acting Professor in 1936 and became Associate Professor in 1939. Having made Theory of Statistics and Mathematical Economics his special subjects, he was appointed head of the new Department of Statistics in 1948, from 1955 as Professor. Apart from journal articles, he published in in 1937, with Professor J.H. Michell, The Elements of Mathematical Analysis (London), in 1948, Notes for Matriculation General Mathematics, and in 1973 Statistical Methods for the Process Industries (London). Belz was active in University affairs, being the sub- Professorial staff representative on Council 1935-1947 and sub-dean of the Arts Faculty 1942-1944. He was foundation President (1939) and long- time supporter of the Tin Alley Players. Among his extra-mural interests was the French-Australian Association, of which he was president 1944- 1970 and which, with Professor A.R. Chisholm, he had helped to found.

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M.H. Belz was born in Auburn, N.S.W.and educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Appointed lecturer in the University of Melbourne's Mathematics Department in 1923 and senior lecturer in 1928, he served as Acting Professor in 1936 and became Associate Professor in 1939. Having made Theory of Statistics and Mathematical Economics his special subjects, he was appointed head of the new Department of Statistics in 1948, from 1955 as Professor. Apart from journal articles, he published in in 1937, with Professor J.H. Michell, The Elements of Mathematical Analysis (London), in 1948, Notes for Matriculation General Mathematics, and in 1973 Statistical Methods for the Process Industries (London). Belz was active in University affairs, being the sub- Professorial staff representative on Council 1935-1947 and sub-dean of the Arts Faculty 1942-1944. He was foundation President (1939) and long- time supporter of the Tin Alley Players. Among his extra-mural interests was the French-Australian Association, of which he was president 1944- 1970 and which, with Professor A.R. Chisholm, he had helped to found.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Belz, Maurice Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Maurice H. Belz (1897-1975)
    Williams, E. J.
    Published: 1975
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 17, 1, 56-57
  3. Belz, Maurice Henry (1897-1975), Mathematical Statistician
    Laby, Betty
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 160-161
  4. Belz, Maurice Henry
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Statistical Society of New South Wales
    Lancaster, H. O.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 30, B, 99-109
  6. Some aspects in the development of statistics in Australia
    Gani, J.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 18, 1/2, 1-20

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  1. ROYAL COURT Dominion Presentations LONDON, June 23.
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 24 June 1932 p 11 Article
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    ... -bam Palace today included Mesdames J G. Latham, A. E. Hyland, J. New-man Morris, Frank Lukis, Maurice Belz ... Baxter, James Love, and J. Boyd (Queensland). Mrs. Henry H. Dutton (South Australia). Mrs. R. A. Cameron ... 90 words
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