Gentles, William Cockburn (1876-1954)

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Industrial chemist
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William Cockburn Gentles worked as a chemist in Australia and New Zealand. For fifteen years he was head of the Wallaroo works laboratory in South Australia and taught at the local School of Mines (1907-1922). Gentles left Wallaroo in 1922 for a two year stint as manger of Upton & Co., Ltd in New South Wales. He then moved to New Zealand to take up a post at Farmers' Fertilizers Ltd, where he remained until he retired. William Gentles was a foundation Associate of the Royal Chemical Institute.

  • Education - Honours certificate completed at Sydney Technical College
  • Career position - Teacher in Chemistry at the School of Mines in Moonta
  • Career position - Chemist-in-charge at the Wallaroo Works Laboratory of the Wallaroo and Moonta Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., South Australia
  • Career position - Registrar of the School of Mines in Moonta
  • Career position - Manager of the Upton & Co., Ltd. in Alexandria, New South Wales
  • Career position - Consulting and Manufacturing Chemist to the Farmers' Fertilizers Ltd.in New Plymouth, New Zealand

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  1. Gentles, William Cockburn
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    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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