Angus, William (1871-1965)

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Agriculturist; Agriculturalist
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William Angus (1871-1965), agriculturist, was born on 4 June 1871 at Keithhall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, son of Alexander Angus, farmer, and his wife Agnes, née Cassie. Angus had a technical education...

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William Angus arrived in South Australia in 1904 to be Professor (later Director) of Agriculture and secretary to the Minister of Agriculture. He resigned in 1910 but maintained a high public profile advocating scientific farming and teaching in this area. Before coming to Australia he taught at Stirling High School, Knox Institute (Haddington), West of Scotland Agricultural College (Glasgow), and Yorkshire College (Leeds) and was Principal at Cheshire County Council Agricultural College (Holmes Chapel). During his first few years in Australia, lectured to farmers, published numerous articles and taught and examined at Roseworthy Agricultural College. From 1934 to 1944 he taught at Scotch College where he reorganized the agricultural science course, established a model farm and planted a small orchard. William Angus also spent many years farming where he experimented with different growing practices and crops including wheat, potatoes and manures.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc (Agriculture)) completed at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (South Australia)
  • Career position - Professor, later Director of Agriculture and Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture
  • Career position - Head of the departments of Fruit, Dairying, Poultry and Veterinary Affairs
  • Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for Victoria and Albert
  • Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on Aborigines
  • Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for Albert
  • Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on Aborigines
  • Career position - Member of the commission on the acquisition and disposal of wheat
  • Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on the wheat scheme and rural industries
  • Career position - Chairman of committees
  • Career position - Experimental wheat farming at Loxton, Hackham, Gumeracha, and Gilberton, South Australia
  • Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on the wheat scheme and rural industries
  • Career position - Teacher at Scotch College in Mitcham, South Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Angus, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Angus, William (1871-1965), agriculturist
    Daniels, J. G
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 74-75

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  1. William Angus : first Director of Agriculture in South Australia : a biographical sketch / J.G. Daniels
    Daniels, J. G
    [ Book : 1976 ]
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