CSIRO. (1949-)

Also known as
Commonwealth of Australia. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). (1949-)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. (1949-)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). (1949-)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Commonwealth of Australia. (1949-)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Australia.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Australia. (1949-)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Australia.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Australia. (1949-)
CSIRO.
CSIRO Australia.
CSIRO Australia. (1949-)
CSIRO Head Office. (1949-)
Function
Industrial or Scientific Research; Analytical Services; Advisory or Regulatory Body
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Biographies

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) can trace its history back to 1916, when it began work as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry. It has operated under its current name since 1949. CSIRO carries out research in primary, secondary and tertiary industries as well as other areas such as environment, conservation and human nutrition. There have been several major restructures during the history of CSIRO, in 1978, 1986 and in 1994-1995.

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In 1949 the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) changed its name to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). In 1986 the CSIRO changed the spelling of its name, with the word "Organization" becoming "Organisation".

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Selected resources (36)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. History of CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
    Austin, R. H.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Australian and Marine Science Bulletin, 74, 8-10
  3. Primary description of agency CA 641; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation [CSIRO], Head Office. Registration of entity: 12 November 1984
    Published: National Archives of Australia, 2000
    Series: RecordSearch
  4. CSIRO at Sea: 50 Years of Marine Science
    Mawson, Vivienne, Tranter, David J. and Pearce, Alan F.
    Published: CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, 1988
  5. A History of Meteorological and Climatological Studies in Australia
    Gentilli, J.
    Published: 1967
    Series: University Studies in History, 5, 54-88
  6. Winds of Change: Fifty Years of Achievements in the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research 1946-1996
    Garratt, John, Angus, David and Holper, Paul
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1998
  7. The Origins of CSIRO: Science and the Commonwealth Government, 1901-1926
    Currie, George; Graham, John
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1966
  8. 50 Years of Food Research
    Bastian, J. M.; McBean, D. McG.; Smith, M. B.
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1979
  9. Surprise and Enterprise: Fifty Years of Science for Australia
    McKay, Andrew
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1976
  10. Alumina to zirconia: the history of CSIRO Division of Mineral Chemistry
    Bear, I. J.; Beigler, T; Scott, T. R.
    Published: CSIRO Minerals, Clayton, Victoria, 2001
  11. Fields of Discovery: Australia's CSIRO
    Collis, Brad
    Published: Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2002
  12. CSIRO - Recordkeeping and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
    Kent, Philip and Teakle, Rodney
    Published: 1998
    Series: Working With Knowledge, International Archives Conference, 6-7 May 1998
  13. CSIRO
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998
    Series: Oxford Companion to Australian History, 164-165
  14. The Australian Phytochemical Survey: Historical Aspects of the CSIRO Search for New Drugs in Australian Plants
    Price, J. R.; Lamberton, J. A. and Culvenor, C. C. J.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 4, 335-356
  15. The Culture of CSIRO
    Schedvin, Boris
    Published: 1982
    Series: Australian Cultural History, 2, 76-89
  16. The CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics, 1944-1986
    Willis, J. B.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 2, 153-178
  17. The Lennox Legacy: the History of the CSIRO Laboratory at 343 Royal Parade, Parkville
    Rivett, D.E., Ward, C.W., Beikin, L.M., Ramshaw, J.A. and Wiltshire, J.F.K.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1996
  18. Engineering a Legacy: Memories of the Journey of CSIRO Chemical Engineering
    Beale, Bob
    Published: CSIRO Minerals, Clayton, 2005
  19. The Biological Collections in CSIRO: a National Heritage
    Day, M.F.C. et al.
    Published: 2004
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 15, 1, 1-19
  20. Perspectives on Wildlife Research: Celebrating 50 Years of CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology
    Saunders, Denis, Spratt, David and Van Wensveen, Monica
    Published: Surrey Beatty & Sons in Association with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Chipping Norton, 2002
  21. Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan
    Published: 2002
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 2, 211-214
  22. Research on Biological Nitrogen Fixation in CSIRO Plant Industry, 1952-1998
    Bergersen, F. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 13, 3, 255-300
  23. Of Vets, Viruses and Vaccines: the Story of CSIRO's Animal Health Research Laboratory, Parkville
    Butcher, Barry
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2000
  24. Spectroscopic Research in the CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics, 1944-1986
    Willis, J. B.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 3, 151-182
  25. Of Beauty Rich and Rare: Fifty Years of CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology
    Main, George, et al.
    Published: CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology with Surrey Beatty, Canberra, 1999
  26. 1939-1984: a Picture History of CSIRO Radiophysics
    Deane, John
    Published: CSIRO, Melbourne, 1985
  27. Robert V. Dunkle; University of California to CSIRO
    Published: 1966
    Series: Australian Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, 20, 7, 48-49
  28. M. V. Tracey, Chief, Division of Food Research [CSIRO]
    Published: 1971
    Series: Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, 26, 3, 70
  29. The CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry, 1940-1952
    Wark, I. W.
    Published: 1979
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 4, 2, 7-41
  30. The Northern Challenge: a History of CSIRO Crop Research in Northern Australia
    Basinski, J. J.; Wood, I. M.; Hacker, J. B.
    Published: CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, Brisbane, 1985
  31. Historical Origins of CSIRO Molecular Science
    Spurling, T.
    Published: 1997
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 64, 9, 12-15
  32. CSIR to CSIRO - the events of 1948-1949
    White, Frederick
    Published: 1975
    Series: Public Administration, 34, 4, 281-93
  33. Changing fortunes: a brief history of CSIRO funding from Treasury and external sources, 1926 to 2015
    Lefroy, Ted and Porfirio, Luciana L.
    Published: 2017
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 28, 1, 12-7
  34. Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology
    Davis, William E., Recher, Harry E., Boles, Walter E. and Jackson, Jerome A.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge (Mass.), 2008
  35. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  36. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by CSIRO. (5,157)

  1. CSIRO film catalogue, 1949-78
    CSIRO
    [ Book, Government publication : 1978 ]
    At 6 libraries
    CSIRO film catalogue, 1949-78
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20,001.654)

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  2. Supplement to CSIRO film catalogue, 1979-80
    CSIRO
    [ Book, Government publication : 1900-1980 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Supplement to CSIRO film catalogue, 1979-80
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  3. CSIRO directory / Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    CSIRO
    [ Book : 1972-1975 ]
    At Education Library
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  4. CSIRO : the way we work
    CSIRO
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. The future management of CSIRO
    CSIRO
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At CSIRO Ian Wark
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  6. Independent external inquiry into CSIRO : initial submission by the CSIRO
    CSIRO
    [ Government publication, Book : 1976 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  7. [Information for the press]
    CSIRO
    [ Government publication, Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
    At National Library
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  8. CSIRO Property management plan 2000
    CSIRO
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  9. CSIRO Sectors : two-page future directions statements
    CSIRO
    [ Government publication, Book : 1996 ]
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  10. A preliminary situational analysis for CSIRO
    CSIRO
    [ Government publication, Book : 1989 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. CSIRO Wildlife Survey Section (1949-1962)
    ... Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Commonwealth of Australia ... (1949 - ) ... The Wildlife Survey Section was established in 1949, the year that the Council for Scientific and ... Industrial Research (CSIR) became the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO ...
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  3. Wool Textile Research Laboratories (1949-1958)
    ... Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Commonwealth of Australia ... (1949 - ) ... The CSIRO Wool Textile Research Laboratories were formed in 1949. There were three separate ...
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  1. CSIRO radioastronomy
    CSIRO
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  2. Aerial view of a CSIRO grazing expe ...
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    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1967 ]
    Aerial view of a CSIRO grazing experiment in bladder saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) country c. 10 km north of Wanganella, New South Wales / Colin J. Totterdell
  3. Irrigated pasture experiments estab ...
    Totterdell, C. ...
    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1967 ]
    Irrigated pasture experiments established on the CSIRO Falkiner Memorial Field Station south of Conargo, New South Wales / Colin J. Totterdell
  4. A CSIRO cane toad study at Tilpal S ...
    Bartram, Geoffr ...
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
    A CSIRO cane toad study at Tilpal Station, near Shoalwater Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1995 / Geoffrey Bartram
  5. Illustrations of Zygaenid moths of ...
    Gregor, Frantis ...
    [ Art work : 1993-1996 ]
    Illustrations of Zygaenid moths of Australia, 1993-1996 / Frantis?ek Gregor
  6. 75 years of CSIRO
    CSIRO
    [ Poster, chart, other : 2001 ]
  1. CSIRO
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Public Service (National : 1977 - 2007) Thursday 30 October 1980 p 6

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... CSIRO Systems Programmer We are seeking a systems programmer with experience in MVS or OS/VS, VTAM ... superannuation benefits. Applications should be directed to the Secretary (Finance and Administration), CSIRO, P ... 160 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,633.704)

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  2. CSIRO
    Australian Government Gazette. Public Service (National : 1974 - 1977) Thursday 20 January 1977 p 19

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... CSIRO HEAT> OFFICE, CANBERRA, A.C.T. Staff Training Officer General; CSIRO has a small Staff ... 224 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,534.21)

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  3. CSIRO
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Public Service (National : 1977 - 2007) Thursday 30 August 1979 p 10

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... CSIRO Counsellor (Scientific), Australian Embassy, Washington D.C , U.S.A. Applications are invited ... on scientific and related matteis, and provides a service for CSIRO, the Department of Science and ... 311 words
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  1. CSIRO structure reviewed
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 22 September 1977 p 3 Article
    ... CSIRO structure reviewed By ROSS ANDREWS Major changes have been recommended for the CSIRO to ... of research by the CSIRO and it believed the results of CSIRO research should be communicated more ... 540 words
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  2. Display of CSIRO research
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 26 September 1966 p 6 Article
    ... Display of CSIRO research An exhibition of research by the Commonwealth Scientificand and ... Industry in 1920, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1926 and to the QSIRO in 1949. ... 110 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,486.418)

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  3. CSIRO-BEGAN WITH £5000
    The Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 - 1972) Wednesday 7 January 1959 p 13 Article
    ... Industrial Research" and in 1949 to "Common- . wealth Scientific and Industrial R -search Organisation." In ... the interim CSIRO has spent nearly £50 million in essential research. The benefit to Austral- | in is ... 286 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6,452.528)

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  1. Map of CSIRO sites
    division
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    Map of CSIRO sites
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 312.284)

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  2. Location of CSIRO research activities, Australia / designed by Roy Hunt & Associates, Melbourne
    Roy Hunt & Associates
    [ Map : 1982 ]
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  3. C.S.I.R.O. site plan Blackmountain A.C.T. compiled by Department of Works
    Australia. Department of Works
    [ Government publication, Map : 1966 ]
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    At National Library
    C.S.I.R.O. site plan Blackmountain A.C.T. compiled by Department of Works
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 258.773)

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  1. Inquiry into CSIRO: Folder 63
    [ Unpublished : 1978 ]
    View online
    At UniSA Archives
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 344.767)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 344.767)

  2. CSIRO 6
    [ Unpublished : 1975 ]
    Possibly online
    At Flinders University
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  3. CSIRO 5
    [ Unpublished : 1976 ]
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    At Flinders University
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  1. 1990 - CSIRO
    1990 - CSIRO
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  2. CSIRO Dickson Experiment Station
    CSIRO Dickson Experiment Station
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  3. High Speed Rail, 1980s, HSR, Comeng, CSIRO
    High Speed Rail, 1980s, HSR, Comeng, CSIRO
    Created by scott.e.martin, 1 item.

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  1. Divisional report (CSIRO (Australia). Division of Water Resources))
    CSIRO. Division of Water Resources
    [ Periodical, Government publication, Microform : 1987-2019 ]
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  2. Report (CSIRO. Division of Wildlife Research)
    CSIRO. Division of Wildlife Research
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  3. CSIRO food research quarterly
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia). Division of Food Research
    [ Periodical, Government publication : 1971-2019 ]
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  4. Research report (CSIRO Marine Laboratories)
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    [ Government publication, Periodical : 1981-1985 ]
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  1. CSIRO & Greenhouse
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    CSIRO & Greenhouse
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  2. New CSIRO Chief
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    New CSIRO Chief
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  3. Censorship at CSIRO
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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    Censorship at CSIRO
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  4. CSIRO Survey
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 1998 ]
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    CSIRO Survey
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  1. Hands-on science : 50 kids' activities from CSIRO / editors: Sarah Kellett, David Shaw and Kath Kovac
    Kellett, Sarah
    [ Book, Government publication : 2016 ]
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    At 110 libraries
    Hands-on science : 50 kids' activities from CSIRO / editors: Sarah Kellett, David Shaw and Kath Kovac
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 626.177)

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  2. For the common good : CSIRO and public sector research and development / [edited by Peter Ewer]
    Ewer, Peter
    [ Book : 1995 ]
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    For the common good : CSIRO and public sector research and development / [edited by Peter Ewer]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 611.59)

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  3. Unions in CSIRO : part of the equation : a history of the CSIRO Officers' Association & the CSIRO Technical Association / Sally Wilde
    Wilde, Sally, 1949-
    [ Book : 1998 ]
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    Unions in CSIRO : part of the equation : a history of the CSIRO Officers' Association & the CSIRO Technical Association / Sally Wilde
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  4. CSIRO in brief / CSIRO Central Communication Unit
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