Packham, David (1939-)

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Packham, David
Packham, David Roy, (AM) (1939-)
Packham, David Roy (1939-)
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Chemist
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David Roy Packham and Peet (qv) developed an aerial ignition system in 1966 for controlled burning in forests, using a fixed-wing aircraft flying a grid pattern and dropping special incendiary devices at predetermined points. The incendiary devices were small polystyrene tubes containing solid potassium permanganate into which ethylene glycol was injected mechanically just before dropping.

  • Career position - Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
  • Education - Diploma of Applied Chemistry (DipAppChem) completed at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Education - Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) completed at Victoria Institute of Colleges
  • Career position - Director of the National Rural Fire Research Centre at Chisholm Institute
  • Career position - Deputy Director of the Department of Defence at the Australian Counter Disaster College
  • Career position - Supervisor of the Rural Fire Weather Services at the Bureau of Meteorology

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Packham, David Roy
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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