Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). (1953-)

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R.A.C.I.
RACI. (1953-)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute. (1953-)
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The Royal Australian Chemical Institute's (RACI) origins date back to 1917 when it was known as the Australian Chemical Institute (ACI). The ACI was established for the purpose of promoting chemistry, as well as being Australia's qualifying body for professional chemists. Back then it consisted of four State Branches (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria) and had a total founding membership of 400. In 1921/22 the Australian Association of Chemists disbanded and most of its members joined the ACI. In 1923 ACI was incorporated as a public company in New South Wales and in 1932 it was granted a Royal Charter. However, it wasn't until 1953, after a Supplementary Royal Charter, that the Institute changed its name to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. One of the RACI's goals was to establish national special interest groups which later became known as divisions. Previously these groups were run by the individual RACI branches with little cross-state interaction. To help achieve their goal a Groups Steering Committee was formed in 1964. By 2006 the RACI had 13 Divisions, over 8000 members and a branch in each State and Territory

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The Royal Australian Chemical Institute's (RACI) origins date back to 1917 when it was known as the Australian Chemical Institute (ACI). The ACI was established for the purpose of promoting chemistry, as well as being Australia's qualifying body for professional chemists. Back then it consisted of four State Branches (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria) and had a total founding membership of 400. In 1921/22 the Australian Association of Chemists disbanded and most of its members joined the ACI. In 1923 ACI was incorporated as a public company in New South Wales and in 1932 it was granted a Royal Charter. However, it wasn't until 1953, after a Supplementary Royal Charter, that the Institute changed its name to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. One of the RACI's goals was to establish national special interest groups which later became known as divisions. Previously these groups were run by the individual RACI branches with little cross-state interaction. To help achieve their goal a Groups Steering Committee was formed in 1964. By 2006 the RACI had 13 Divisions, over 8000 members and a branch in each State and Territory

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Formed in 1916, with a draft constitution completed in January 1917 and the inauguration of state branches later that year, the Institute soon produced a "Schedule of Qualifications" for membership and by 1932 had received its Royal Charter with the support of the Institute of Chemistry following Professor (Sir) David Rivett's discussion of qualification standards with that body. Regional and special interest groups were formed from the 1930's. Apart from activities designed for the profession, the Institute has promoted chemistry through public events such as the "Chemex" exhibitions and "Chemistry Week".

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Recovering RACI Records ... ASAP
    McCarthy, Gavan; Cytowicz, Barbara; Jack, Chris
    Published: 1997
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 64, 9, 4-5
  3. The Records of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1916-1980
    King, Bill; McCarthy, Gavan; Spink, John
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1988
  4. Royal Australian Chemical Institute Guide to Records
    McCarthy, Gavan; Spink, John; et al
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2004
  5. The RACI Solid State Division: its origins and early years
    Spink, John
    Published: 2000
    Series: RACI 11th National Convention
  6. A History of the Australian Chemical Institute, 1914-1932
    Leighton, A.E.
    Published: 1954
    Series: The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, 21, 127-134; 145-154; 167-184
  7. The RACI [Royal Australian Chemical Insitute] 1917-1967: in Search of a History
    Spink, John
    Published: 1992
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 59, 5, 194-197
  8. WA Branch of the RACI: the Founders
    Errington, Stephen G.
    Published: 1997
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 28-29
  9. Archival Solutions: the Australian Science Archives Project and the Records of the RACI
    McCarthy, Gavan
    Published: 1988
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 55, 7 (July 1988), 243-245
  10. Celebrating the RACI 1917 - 2017
    Hügel, Helmut
    Published: 2017
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 2017, June, 24-7
  11. The Royal Australian Chemical Institution 1917-1967
    O'Connor, Daniel John
    Published: University of Sydney, 1968
  12. RACI's first 100 years: an inspiring chemical history
    Holmes, Andrew
    Published: 2017
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 2017, July, 18-21
  13. Donald Eric Weiss 1915-1998
    Spurling, Thomas H.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 22, 152-70
  14. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000
  15. Donald (Don) Willis: Distinguished CSIRO Scientist
    Spurling, Tom
    Published: 2013
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 2013, July, 28
  16. Leeper, Geoffrey Winthrop (1903-1986), Agricultural Chemist
    Attiwill, Peter
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 18, 18-9
  17. Roger Brown, a Life in Synthesis and Pyrolysis
    Eastwood, Frank
    Published: 2014
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 81, 1, 27
  18. Trevor Appleton, Teacher and Mentor
    Gahan, Lawrence, Berners-Price, Sue and Meaney, Ruth
    Published: 2014
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 81, 1, 26

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  1. RACI : Royal Australian Chemical Institute
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  1. Prime Minister APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN CHEMICAL INSTITUTE
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Government Notices (National : 1987 - 2012) Wednesday 5 August 1998 p 2690

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