McMahon, Patrick Reginald (1912-1978)

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McMahon, Pat (1912-1978)
Field of activity
Wool Technologist; Wool expert
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Patrick Reginald (Pat) McMahon (1912-1978), wool technologist, was born on 11 August 1912 at Havelock, Pelorus Sound, New Zealand, son of New Zealand-born parents John McMahon, farmer, and his wife Eva,...

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Pat McMahon was a wool technologist who pioneered the use of quantitative genetics in sheep breeding. At his Department at the University of New South Wales, he established a flock-testing service to assist sheep breeders to apply consistent genetic principles in their breeding programs. McMahon initiated research into the objective measurement of wool which had important implications for wool-selling and in the textile industry. He was actively involved in programs for the Food and Agricultural Organisation for which he visited many developing countries.

  • Education - MAgSc, Massey Agricultural College, New Zealand
  • Education - PhD, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Wool metrologist, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand
  • Career position - Lecturer-in-Charge, Sheep and Wool School, Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - Member, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Foundation Professor and Head of School, School of Wool Technology (later Wool and Pastoral Services), New South Wales University of Technology (later University of New South Wales
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Society of Animal Production
  • Life event - Retired

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  1. McMahon, Patrick Reginald (Pat)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. McMahon, Patrick Reginald (1912-1978), Wool Technologist
    Kennedy, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 269

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