Becker, Jack Ellerton, (Sir) (1904-1979)

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Becker, Jack Ellerton, (FAA) (1904-1979)
Becker, Jack Ellerton (1904-1979)
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Business executive; Entrepreneur
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1474241

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Sir Jack Ellerton Becker (1904-1979), entrepreneur, was born on 4 October 1904 at North Unley, Adelaide, only son of Percy Harold Becker, clerk, and his wife Mabel Martha, née Gully. Jack attended...

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Sir Jack Becker was a businessman and pastoralist, who gave generously to the Australian Academy of Science's building program. The Academy building has been named Becker House in his honour.

Born Adelaide, 4 October 1904. Died Bermuda, 10 May 1979. Kt 1962. Apprentice jeweller ca1922-25; founder, Adelaide School of Music ca 1923-42; Conn Musical Factory, Indiana 1926-27; Allans Ltd, a firm selling musical instruments and sheet music 1927-33; formed the Adelaide Drum and Fife Band 1928; several unsuccessful farming ventures; farmer, Ninety-Mile Desert 1943-early 1950s, where he initiated experiments by the Waite Agricultural Research Institute and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research which led to the identification of copper and molybenum deficiency; sheep and cattle stud near Adelaide 1948-52; stud properties in South Australia and New South Wales 1952-68; retired to Bermuda 1971. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1961.

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  1. Becker, Jack Ellerton
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Jack Ellerton Becker 1904-1979
    Rogers, W. P.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 92-107
  3. Becker, Sir Jack Ellerton (1904-1979)
    Howell, P. A.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 147-148
  4. Jack Ellerton Becker 1904-1979
    Rogers, W. P.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  5. Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 533-548

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