Messel, H. (Harry) (1922-)

Also known as
Messel, H. (1922-)
Messel, H. (Harry) (1922-2015)
Messel, Harry, (AC) (1922-2015)
Messel, Harry (1922-)
Messel, Harry (1922-2015)
Field of activity
Physicist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35257073
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Biographies

Harry Messel was Professor of Physics and Head of the School of Physics, University of Sydney 1952-1987. Earlier he had lectured in mathematical physics at the University of Adelaide 1951-1952.

  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Professor and Head, School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Director, Nuclear Research Foundation (later Science Foundation for Physics), University of Sydney
  • Career position - Commissioner, Australian Atomic Energy Commission
  • Award - Commander (Civil) of the Order of the British Empire(CBE)
  • Education - MSc, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Chairman, Crocodile Specialist Group, IUCN/Species Survival Commission
  • Award - DSc (Honoris Causa), University of Sydney
  • Career position - Chancellor, Bond University, Queensland
  • Award - ANZAAS Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Sir Peter Scott Medal, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for service to Australian science and to education as an outstanding educator raising awareness of the importance of the study of science and in particular physics, for instrumental contributions to improving science teaching in schools, and for conservation advocacy relating to endangered crocodile and alligator specie
  • Award - Academy Medal, Australian Academy of Scienc

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Messel, Harry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Portraits in Science
    Moyal, Ann
    Published: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1994
  3. Obituaries
    Published: 2015
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, 101
  4. Emeritus Professor Harry Messel AC CBE, 3 March 1922 - 8 July 2015
    Hewitt, Robert G.
    Published: 2015
    Series: Australian Physics, 52, 2, 176
  5. Stuart Thomas Butler 1926-1982
    Watson-Munro, C. N.
    Published: 1983
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 4, 83-90
  6. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by H. Messel (76)

  1. Harry Messel. ABC Television
    ABC-TV (Australia)
    [ Video : 2010 ]
    At Bond Univ Library
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  2. Aboriginal huntsmen : Arnhem wildlife at risk
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,691.371)

  3. The Goomadeer and King River Systems Majarie, Wurogoij and all night creeks
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The Goomadeer and King River Systems Majarie, Wurogoij and all night creeks
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,035.449)

  4. The Messel era : the story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within the University of Sydney, Australia 1952-1987 / edited by D.D. Millar
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 31 libraries
    The Messel era : the story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within the University of Sydney, Australia 1952-1987 / edited by D.D. Millar
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,005.324)

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  5. Some river and creek systems on the east coast of Arnhem Land, in the Gulf of Carpentaria : Rose River, Muntak Creek, Hart River, Walker River, Koolatong River / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 21 libraries
    Some river and creek systems on the east coast of Arnhem Land, in the Gulf of Carpentaria : Rose River, Muntak Creek, Hart River, Walker River, Koolatong River / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,447.781)

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  6. South western Cape York Peninsula : Nassau, Staaten and Gilbert River systems and Duck Creek system : Northern Cape York Peninsula : Port Musgrave : Wenlock and Ducie River systems, Palm, Dulcie and Namaleta Creeks, Escape River / by H. Messel ... [e ...
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1980-1981 ]
    At 21 libraries
    South western Cape York Peninsula : Nassau, Staaten and Gilbert River systems and Duck Creek system : Northern Cape York Peninsula : Port Musgrave : Wenlock and Ducie River systems, Palm, Dulcie and Namaleta Creeks, Escape River / by H. Messel ... [et al]
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  7. The Blyth-Cadell Rivers System Study and the status of Crocodylus Porosus in tidal waterways of Northern Australia : methods for analysis, and dynamics of a population of C. Porosus / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At 21 libraries
    The Blyth-Cadell Rivers System Study and the status of Crocodylus Porosus in tidal waterways of Northern Australia : methods for analysis, and dynamics of a population of C. Porosus / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
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  8. Darwin and Bynoe Harbours and their tidal waterways / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At 21 libraries
    Darwin and Bynoe Harbours and their tidal waterways / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,162.699)

  9. Population dynamics of Crocodylus porosus and status, management and recovery. H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    At 21 libraries
    Population dynamics of Crocodylus porosus and status, management and recovery. H. Messel ... [et al.]
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  10. The Victoria and Fitzmaurice river systems / H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry)
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 22 libraries
    The Victoria and Fitzmaurice river systems / H. Messel ... [et al.]
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  1. Harry Messel interviewed by Penny Collings in the History of ICT in Australia oral history project
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Harry Messel interviewed by Penny Collings in the History of ICT in Australia oral history project
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  2. Harry Messel. ABC Television
    ABC-TV (Australia)
    [ Video : 2010 ]
    At Bond Univ Library
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  3. Harry Messel : portrait sitter file
    Messel, Harry, Professor
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  4. Portrait of Hazel de Berg interviewing physicist Professor Harry Messel, 1972 / David Moore
    Moore, David, 1927-2003
    [ Photograph : 1972 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Portrait of Hazel de Berg interviewing physicist Professor Harry Messel, 1972 / David Moore
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  5. Opening of Advanced Technology Unit
    [ Photograph ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Opening of Advanced Technology Unit
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  6. Education in decline
    Messel, Harry
    Quadrant
    [ Article : 1977 ]
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  7. The Messel era : the story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within the University of Sydney, Australia 1952-1987 / edited by D.D. Millar
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 31 libraries
    The Messel era : the story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within the University of Sydney, Australia 1952-1987 / edited by D.D. Millar
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,743.801)

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  8. Professor Messel, Professor of Physics, University of Sydney and Mr Lound, President, Newcastle Rotary Club
    [ Photograph : 1953 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Professor Messel, Professor of Physics, University of Sydney and Mr Lound, President, Newcastle Rotary Club
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  9. Professor Harry Messel and staff, School of Physics, Sydney University
    Hickson, Jack
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Professor Harry Messel and staff, School of Physics, Sydney University
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  10. Professor Messel arrives back in Sydney, Mascot Airport
    Mulligan, Jack
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Professor Messel arrives back in Sydney, Mascot Airport
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  1. University of Sydney (1850-)
    ... Messel, Harry (1922 - 2015) ...
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  2. Australian Academy of Science (1954-)
    ... Messel, Harry (1922 - 2015) ... Wittrick, William Henry (1922 - 1985) ...
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  1. May Replace Dr. Messel
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 10 September 1952 p 2 Article
    ... Adelaide next month as Re-search Fellow, may even-tually replace Dr. Harry Mes-sel as senior lecturer in ... May Replace Dr. Messel An Austrian. Dr. Otto Bergmann, who will join the staff of the University of ... 96 words
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  2. ATOMIC RAIN NOT HARMFUL SAYS MESSEL
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 26 May 1954 p 12 Article
    ... came from an atomic explosion, Professor Harry Messel said yesterday. But the radioactivity was too ... Messel said: "Radioactivity i n t h e rain probably set the Geiger counters clicking "But this is not ... 427 words
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  3. ON OIL ESTIMATE Messel is critical
    The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Tuesday 15 June 1954 p 5 Article
    ... ON OIL ESTIMATE Messel is critical MELBOURNE — Professor Harry Messel yesterday criticised a ... statement on world oil reserves by the National Development Department's Secretary (Dr. R. H. Raggatt ... 166 words
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  1. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Wednesday 13 January 1897 [Issue No.2] p 14

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Parramatta. I>o Trial Bay Nome. Edward Green ~John H'Fadden ... . Seabea Bailey ... ■William Stephen* . She ... CIRCUIT COURTS AND COURTS OF QUARTER SESSIONS. Same. Charles or George Waldemar MesselL Joseph Chumside ... 1122 words
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  2. Index page
    New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Thursday 31 December 1896 [INDEX Jan 1896-Dec 1896] p 19

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    ... , 51 Marks T. H. & Co., 50 Marks Solomon, 185, 203, 224 Marks Mrs. A. S., 300 Marks Hannah, 414 Marks ... & Co., 415, 448 Marks Mrs J., 415 Markwell George, 365 Marian John, 118 MarrH., 118 > Marr —, 379 ... 1404 words
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  3. Index page
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Saturday 30 June 1984 [INDEX Apr 1984-Jun 1984] p xi

    Government Gazette Index And Contents Illustrated

    ... ., 3053; Hart, B. B. B., 3053; Hickey, V. K., 3053; Hillier, H., 3176; Harris, D. M., 3309; Hodges, A. G ... ; Arkell, A., 3713; Aitken, H. McL., 3306; Alexander, E. L., 3306; Alexander, K. A., 3306; Allen, Z. I ... 5073 words
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Harry Messel, Professor, scientist and university administrator, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Records
    Applied Ecology (Firm)
    [ Unpublished : 1969-1981 ]
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  1. Harry Messel interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
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    At National Library
    Harry Messel interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Crocodile programme in Northern Australia : population surveys and numbers / Harry Messel
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Video : 1977 ]
    At NT Library
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  3. The natural history of Crocodylus Porosus (saltwater crocodile) Grahame Webb
    Webb, Grahame, 1947-
    [ Video : 1977 ]
    At NT Library
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  4. Environment & control of breeding in kangaroos and wallabies [C.H. Tyndale Biscoe]
    Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh
    [ Video : 1977 ]
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  1. MAJOR WORK
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  1. Work maps of tidal waterways in Northern Australia / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Book, Map : 1982 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Work maps of tidal waterways in Northern Australia / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81.308)

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  2. Work maps of tidal waterways in Northern Australia / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Map, Book : 1982 ]
    At 17 libraries
    Work maps of tidal waterways in Northern Australia / by H. Messel ... [et al.]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77.591)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77.591)

  1. Australia's power resources : papers read at the 1954 winter forum of the Victorian group of the Australian Institute of Political Science by H. Messel [and others] / edited by N.R. Wills
    Australian Institute of Political Science
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1955 ]
    At 22 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 454.302)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 454.302)

  2. Surveys of tidal river systems in the Northern Territory of Australia and their crocodile population
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Periodical : 1979-2019 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 144.434)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 144.434)

  3. Surveys of tidal river systems in the Northern Territory of Australia and their crocodile populations : monograph
    Messel, H. (Harry), 1922-2015
    [ Periodical : 1979-2019 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95.596)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 95.596)

  4. T. H. COCOHRAN'S LONDON REVIEW (2 December 1940)
    The Home : an Australian quarterly.
    [ Article : 1940 ]
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    T. H. COCOHRAN'S LONDON REVIEW (2 December 1940)
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