Bowen, Edward George (1911-1991)

Also known as
Bowen, E. G. (Edward George) (1911-1991)
Bowen, Edward George, (FAA, FRS) (1911-1991)
Bowen, Taffy (1911-1991)
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Radiophysicist; Engineer; Radio Physicist
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Edward George Bowen (1911-1991), engineer and radio physicist, was born on 14 January 1911 at Cockett, Swansea, Wales, youngest of four children of George Bowen, sheet-metal worker, and his wife Ellen...

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Edward Bowen was Chief of the Division of Radiophysics CSIR/O, Sydney 1946-1971 and was Chairman of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board 1967-1973. Earlier he was a member of the U.K. radar development team 1935-1943.

Born Swansea, Wales, 14 January 1911. Died Sydney, 12 August 1991. OBE 1941, CBE 1962. Educated University of Wales (BSc 1930, MSc 1931) and King's College London (PhD 1934). Member, UK radar development team 1935; Air Ministry Research Station, Bawdsey, England 1936-40; British Air Commission, Washington 1940-42; research physicist, MIT Radiation Laboratory, USA 1943; CSIR/O Division of Radiophysics 1944-71, chief of Division 1946-71; Counsellor (Scientific), Australian Embassy, Washington 1973-76. Chairman, Anglo-Australian Telescope Board 1967-73. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1957, Fellow, Royal Society 1975. Chairman, Joint Policy Committee of the Anglo-Australian Telescope 1967-1971; Chairman, Anglo-Australian Telescope Board 1971-1973; Fellow and first President, Australian Institute of Navigation.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bowen, Edward George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Edward George (Taffy) Bowen [1911-1991]
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  3. A Textbook of Radar
    The Radiophysics Laboratory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney; London, 1947
  4. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Brown, R. Hanbury; Minnett, Harry C.; and White, Frederick W. G.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  5. Edward George Bowen, 1911-1991
    Minnett, H. C.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  6. Bowen, Edward George
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  7. 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
  8. The Prehistory of the Parkes 64-m telescope
    Bowen, E. G.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 4, 2, 267-273
  9. Radar Days
    Bowen, Edward George
    Published: Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1987
  10. A textbook of radar: a collective work
    Bowen, Edward George
    Published: Cambridge University Press, London, 1954
  11. The origins of radio astronomy in Australia
    Bowen, E. G.
    Published: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New Tork, 1984
    Series: The early years of radio astronom: reflections fifty years after Jansky’s discovery Cambridge; New York CUP, 85-112
  12. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88
  13. Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-198
    Crompton, R. W.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 4, 249-264
  14. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000
  15. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  16. Anglo-Australian Telescope Project: report, 1 September 1967-30 June 1970
    Anglo-Australian Telescope Board. Joint Policy Committee.
    Published: Anglo-Australian Telescope Board, Canberra, 1971
  17. Dictionary of Australian Inventions and Discoveries
    McPhee, Margaret
    Published: Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1993

Resources by Edward George Bowen (6)

  1. Edward George Bowen interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Bowen, Edward George, 1911-1991
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
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    Edward George Bowen interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Radar days / by E.G. Bowen ; foreword by Lord Bowden of Chesterfield
    Bowen, Edward George, 1911-1991
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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    Radar days / by E.G. Bowen ; foreword by Lord Bowden of Chesterfield
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  3. The use of radar in war / by E.G. Bowen
    Bowen, Edward George, 1911-1991
    [ Book : 1947 ]
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  4. Anglo-Australian Telescope Project : report, 1 September 1967-30 June 1970
    Anglo-Australian Telescope Board. Joint Policy Committee
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At National Library
    Anglo-Australian Telescope Project : report, 1 September 1967-30 June 1970
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  5. The Prediction of long-term trends in Australian rainfall / by E.G. Bowen
    Bowen, Edward George, 1911-1991
    [ Book, Government publication : 1967-1970 ]
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  6. A Textbook of radar : a collective work / by the staff of the Radiophysics Laboratory, C.S.I.R.O., Australia ; edited by E.G. Bowen
    C.S.I.R.O. Radiophysics Laboratory
    [ Book : 1954 ]
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  1. Edward George Bowen interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Bowen, Edward George, 1911-1991
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
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  2. Sky searcher in Australia : the story of Dr. Edward Bewen [i.e. Bowen] / Roy Norry ; illustrations by Charles Billich
    Norry, Roy
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. Sky searcher in Australia : the story of Dr. Edward Bowen / Roy Norry ; illustrations by Charles Billich
    Norry, Roy
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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    ... Sir George Ferguson Bowen (1821-1899), governor, was born on 2 November 1821 in Ireland, the eldest ... son of Edward Bowen, rector of Taughboyne, County Donegal. He went to Charterhouse, won a scholarship... ...
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  1. MR. EDWARD SALAMON will sell by Auction, at his rooms, George-streel, on
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 21 November 1851 [Issue No.132] p 1911

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Insolvent Estate of Acton Sillitoe. By order of the Official Assignee. MR. EDWARD SALAMON ... Bowen's Hollnv, County of Cook. For further particulars apply at the Office of the Auctioneer. Terms at ... 90 words
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  2. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Edward Webb Bowen, of "Zeplin's Commercial Hotel," Pitt-street, Sydney, out of employment. FIRST AND ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 18 March 1879 [Issue No.91] p 1234

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (14,660) IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Edward ... Webb Bowen, of " Zeplin's Commercial Hotel/' Pitt-street, Sydney, out of employ ment. FIRST AND ONLY ... 286 words
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  3. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the Estates of—Edward Claybon, late of Sussex-street, Sydney; Martin de la Caner, late of Little George-street, Redfern, near Sydney; Alexander Campbell,lat...
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 23 July 1858 [Issue No.102] p 1165

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Ia the Estates of—Edward Claybon ... , late of Sussex-street, Sydney ; Martin de la Caner, late of Little George-street, Redfern, near Sydney ... 159 words
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  1. DEATH OF MRS. EDWARD BOWEN.
    Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Friday 3 April 1925 p 3 Article
    ... DEATH OF MRS. EDWARD BOWEN. It is with profound regret that we have to reports news of the sud den ... officiated at the graveside. The late Mrs. Bowen was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stackman, Mount George, and ... 281 words
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  2. SIR GEORGE BOWEN'S FUNERAL.
    Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) Thursday 6 April 1899 p 4 Article
    ... SIB GEORGE BOWEN'S FUNERAL. Tea funeral of the late Sir George F. Bowen (writes a London ... |mourners were:-Lady Bowen (widow), .: . and Mrs. George Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Campbell, Miss Bowen ... 128 words
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  3. Sir George Bowen.
    The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896) Monday 5 July 1875 p 2 Article
    ... Sir George Bowea. Last evening, his Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen, G.O.M.G., the Governor of ... , Sir Thomas Gore' Browno, Sir Edward Lochmero, Sir Henry Drummoud "VVolff M.P. Sir John Malcolm, Sir ... 2589 words
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  1. KEEP, Edward , 1828-1901, hardware merchant.
    KEEP, Edward , 1828-1901, hardware merchant.
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    Hardware merchant, wholesale ironmonger, of Melbourne. Married Janet Ronald. Arrived Melbourne 1853, established Keep and Blews, Bishop and Keep, Edward Keep and Company.

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  3. Family History - List 1
    Family History - List 1
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    Edward Phillips

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  1. Norwood : Subdivision of Lots 20, 21, and part Lots 4 and 5, section 278 Hundred of Adelaide / Beresford, Bowen and Black, surveyors, architects..
    Williams, J
    [ Map : 1881 ]
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  2. Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works detail plan
    Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
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    Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
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  1. A letter to Edward Bowen, M.A., in reply to a pamphlet entitled "The proposed control of the public schools by the universities" by the Rev. George Ridding
    Ridding, George, 1828-1904
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  2. Report of the proceedings in the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in the matter of John Edward Carew, an insolvent debtor, on the opposition entered by Sir Charles Merrik Burrell, bart. and Colonel George Wyndham, executors of the late Earl ...
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  3. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    Omar Khayyam
    [ Book, Audio book, Microform : 1859-2018 ]
    Languages: English;Persian;French;Undetermined, [21 others]
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  4. The money men : Australia's 12 most notable treasurers / Chris Bowen
    Bowen, Chris
    [ Book : 2015 ]
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  1. The planets / Gustav Holst
    Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934
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  2. Rhapsody in blue / George Gershwin
    Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
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    Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
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    Hyman, Dick, 1927-
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  1. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Hanbury Brown, R; Minnett, Harry C; White, Frederick W. G
    Historical Records of Australian Science
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  2. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Brown R Hanbury; HC Minnett; FWG White
    Historical Records of Australian Science
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