Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric) (1903-1964)

Also known as
Dadswell, H. E. (1903-1964)
Dadswell, Herbert Eric, (FRACI, FRSA) (1903-1964)
Dadswell, Herbert Eric (1903-1964)
Field of activity
Wood Scientist; Wood scientist; Timber Industry
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Biographies

Herbert Eric Dadswell (1903-1964), wood scientist, was born on 5 March 1903 at Newtown, Sydney, only child of Herbert Edward Dadswell, a native-born clerk employed by the Sydney Morning Herald, and...

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Herbert Dadswell was Chief of the Division of Forest Products at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; formerly CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)) from 1960, having been employed there since 1929. He was a pioneer in the field of wood anatomy and Australia's foremost expert in eucalypt anatomy.

Throughout his career, Dadswell collected an impressive array of specimens. Today this collection is part of the H E Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection which is maintained by the CSIRO. It is the second largest collection of its type in the world, comprising of samples from 13 000 tree species which encompasses around 270 botanical families - from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae. About 70% of the species represented are from Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific, making the collection probably the world's most comprehensive for our region.

Herbert Dadswell lectured widely in the United States of America, was associated with many international organizations, was a foundation member of the Australian (and New Zealand) Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association and a long-term Fellow and office-bearer of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

The University of Melbourne holds some of his records. A sub-set of approximately 230 wood samples from the Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection was donated to the University of Melbourne Creswick Campus Library in 2012.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Award - Overseas research scholarship received from the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
  • Career position - Research student at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, USA
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Researcher at the CSIR Division of Forest Products at the Australian Forestry School in Canberra
  • Career position - Researcher then Office- in-Charge of wood structure research at the CSIR Division of Forest Products in Melbourne
  • Career position - Associate of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Career position - Honorary General Secretary of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
  • Career position - Secretary and Treasurer of the International Association of Wood Anatomists
  • Career position - President of the Australian Pulp and Paper Industry Technology Association
  • Award - Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal received
  • Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Forest Products
  • Career position - Walker-Ames Professor of Forestry at the University of Washington, USA
  • Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Forest Products
  • Career position - RACI representative on the council of the National Association of Testing Authorities

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The death of Doctor H. E. Dadswell on 19 December 1964, led to expressions of deep regret from his many friends and colleagues in the forest services and timber industry of Australia.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Dadswell, Herbert Eric
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Herbert Eric Dadswell
    Published: 1965
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 32, 7, 159
  3. Obituary: Herbert Eric Dadswell
    Published: 1965
    Series: Australian Forestry, 29, 1, 3
  4. Dadswell, Herbert Eric (1903-1964), Wood Scientist
    Carron, L.T.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 13, 559-560
  5. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  6. Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection
    Dadswell, Herbert Eric
    Published: 2011

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  1. Report on visit to the mandated territory of New Guinea, July-August, 1944 / by H.E. Dadswell
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Book : 1944 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  2. A study of the anatomy of Australian timbers in relation to their identification, classification and properties / by H.E. Dadswell
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Thesis : 1941 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  3. The anatomy of eucalypt woods / [by] H.E. Dadswell
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Book, Government publication : 1972 ]
    At 8 libraries
    The anatomy of eucalypt woods / [by] H.E. Dadswell
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  4. Some timber species of Papua and New Guinea with descriptive notes on properties and uses and means of identification / prepared by H.E. Dadswell and Audrey M. Eckersley
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Article, Government publication : 1943 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  5. The growth of characteristics of eucalptus gigantea hook f / by G.L. Amos and H.E. Dadswell
    Amos, G. L.
    [ Article : 1948 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  6. The relationship between fibre dimensions and growth in Eucalyptus Gigantea hook f / by I.J.W Bisset, G.L. Amos and H.E. Dadswell
    Bisset, Ian J. W.
    [ Article : 1949 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  7. Report on the Fifth British Empire Forestry Conference, June-July, 1947 / by S.A. Clarke and H.E. Dadswell
    Clarke, Stanley A
    [ Government publication, Conference Proceedings : 1947 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  8. [Description of species of eucalypts]
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Article, Government publication : 1900 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Tracheid length in Pinus radiata D. Don / by J.W.P. Nicholls and H.E. Dadswell
    Nicholls, J. W. P
    [ Government publication, Book : 1962 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  10. Recent developments in the photographic copying of published articles : by H.E. Dadswell
    Dadswell, H. E. (Herbert Eric), 1903-1964
    [ Book : 1937 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Herbert Eric Dadswell, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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