White, Frederick (1905-1994)

Also known as
White, F. W. G. (1905-)
White, F. W. G. (1905-1994)
White, Fred (1905-1994)
White, Frederick (1905-)
White, Frederick William, (Sir) (1905-1994)
White, Frederick William George, (FAA, FRS) (1905-1994)
White, Frederick William George, (Sir) (1905-)
White, Frederick William George, (Sir) (1905-1994)
White, Frederick William George (1905-1994)
Field of activity
Physicist; Science administrator; Ornithologist
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Biographies

Sir Frederick William George White (1905–1994), physicist, was born on 26 May 1905 at Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand, eldest of three children of English-born William Henry White, ship’s chief...

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Sir Frederick White worked for CSIR/O from 1942, rising to Chairman 1959-1970. He was also an amateur ornithologist, who studied the songs of the male Olive Whistler in the Koskiusko National Park and other areas in eastern Australia using a sonograph, identifying some of the song functions, tracing the birds' seasonal migrations and finding evidence for song learning.

Born Wellington, New Zealand, 26 May 1905. Died 17 August 1994. CBE 1954, KBE 1962. Educated at Victoria University College, Wellington (BS, MSc) and Cambridge University (PhD). Lecturer in Physics, King's College, London 1931-36, Professor of Physics, Canterbury University College, Christchurch 1937-42, Chairman, Radiophysics Advisory Board 1941, Chief, Division of Radiophysics, CSIR 1942-45, CSIR/O Executive 1945-59, Chief Executive Officer 1949-57, Deputy Chairman 1957-59 and Chairman 1959-70. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1960, Honorary Member, Royal Society of New Zealand 1961, Fellow, Royal Society 1966, ANZAAS Medal 1975. President, Australian Branch, Institute of Physics 1956-57; President of ANZAAS 1963-64 and Chairman 1970-73. Donated money to the Australian Academy of Science for the Frederick White Prize and the Elizabeth and Frederick White Conferences.

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Sir Frederick White, KBE, FAA, FRS, died in Melbourne on 17 August this year. Not only was he a distinguished scientist, but he had taken a leading role in the management of scientific research in this...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. White, Frederick William George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Frederick William George White 1905-1994
    Minnett, H. C. and Robertson, Rutherford Sir
    Published: 1996
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 11, 2, 239-258
  3. White, Frederick William George - Ms 111
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  4. White, Frederick William George
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Sir Frederick William George White
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  6. Casey of Berwick and Westminster, Baron Richard Gardiner Casey, KG, PC, GCMG, CH, DSO, MC, KStJ, FAA, MA(Cantab.)
    White, F. W. G.
    Published: 1977
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 4, 54-83
  7. Radio Research Australia, 1927-39
    White, F. W. G. and Huxley, L. G. H.
    Published: 1975
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 1, 7-29
  8. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Brown, R. Hanbury; Minnett, Harry C; White, Fredrick W. G.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2, 151-166
  9. James Cook and the Measurement of Longitude
    White, Sir Frederick
    Published: 1969
    Series: Navigation, 3, 2, 179-183
  10. CSIR to CSIRO - the events of 1948-1949
    White, Frederick
    Published: 1975
    Series: Public Administration, 34, 4, 281-93
  11. Robert Gordon Menzies (1894-1978)
    White, F. W.G.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 1, 68-102
  12. John Percival Vissing Madsen
    White, F. W. G.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 2, 1, 51-65
  13. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  14. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  15. The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    Robin, Libby
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001
  16. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88
  17. Walter Victor Macfarlane 1913-82
    McIntyre, A. K.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 247-265
  18. Albert Lloyd George Rees 1916-1989
    Walsh, A. and Willis, J. B.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 1, 31-47
  19. 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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  1. Proceedings of the Pacific Conference on Metric Conversion : held at University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea, 2 to 9 June, 1974 / Chairman, Frederick White
    Pacific Conference on Metric Conversion University of Technology, Lae) (1974 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1974 ]
    At Nat Measurement Inst
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  1. Biographical notes / by Frederick W.G. White
    White, Frederick, 1905-
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  3. Global change : proceedings of the Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference, 24-27 February 1988 / convened by the Australian National Committee for the IGBP
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 8 June 1888 [Issue No.373] p 4061

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    ... . (330) m BANKRUPTCY. Re Frederick William "White. NOTICE is hereby given that a Sequestration Order has ... this day been made against the abovenamed Frederick William White, of the Bay market Arcade, Sydney, on ... 72 words
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  2. In the estate of Frederick White. Cottage and Ground, Enfield.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 18 January 1878 [Issue No.24] p 255

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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 6 May 1938 [Issue No.71] p 1829

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    ... lii the Supreme Court of New South Wales. {23,686) IN BANKRUPTCY. Kc Frederick White Allsep ex ... 55 words
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  1. African tone poems incidental music to "White cargo" / by Frederick Hall
    Hall, Frederick, -1956
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  2. Little white rose violin solo / by Charles Wakefield Cadman ; arr. by Frederick Hall
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    Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988
    [ Printed music : 1960-2006 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
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    Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference Canberra, A.C.T.) (1988 :
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  1. FREDERICK.
    The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Wednesday 29 May 1889 p 2 Article
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  2. FREDERICK.
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