Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin) (1905-1986)

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Pescott, R. T. M. (1905-1986)
Pescott, R. T. M. (Richard Thomas Martin) (1905-)
Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (1905-)
Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (1905-1986)
Field of activity
Botanist; Agricultural scientist
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Biographies

Dick Pescott was the seventh Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 1957-1970. Previously he had worked in the Science Section of the Victorian Department of Agriculture and was Director of the National Museum of Victoria 1944-1957. Pescott was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (MAgrSc).

  • Career position - Joined Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - President of the Entomological Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Government Entomologist with the Department of Agriculture (March - March)
  • Career position - Commanded the Australian Mobile Entomological Section of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force
  • Career position - Director of the National Museum of Victoria
  • Career position - President of the Melbourne University Agricultural Society
  • Career position - Member of the Grimwade Expedition to Western Australia
  • Career position - Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin (Dick)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Kershaw, James Andrew (1866-1946), Scientist
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 578-579
  3. Retirement of Mr A. N. Burns
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Victorian Naturalist, 81, 167-8
  4. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: a history from 1845 to 1970
    Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1982
  5. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 1961
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 73, 1-40
  6. W. R. Guilfoyle, 1840-1912 : the master of landscaping
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1974
  7. W. R. Guilfoyle 1840-1912: the master of landscaping
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1974
  8. Bulbs for Australian gardens
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Nelson (Australia), Melbourne, 1968
  9. Collections of a century: the history of the first hundred years of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne, 1954
  10. French, Charles (1842-1933) and Charles Hamilton (1868-1950)
    Pescott, R. T. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 585-586
  11. The Royal Society of Victoria From Then, 1854 to Now, 1959
    Pescott, R.T.M.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  12. Radiocarbon dating at the Museum of Applied Science Victoria 1952-70: a pioneer venture
    Rae, Ian D.
    Published: 2018
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 29, 1, 14-27
  13. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 31 January 1925 p 15 Family Notices
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  1. Confirmation of provisional promotions
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