Edgar, Grahame (1901-1985)

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Edgar, Grahame (1901-)
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Veterinarian; Public Servant; Public servant
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Grahame Edgar (1901-1985), veterinarian and public servant, was born on 25 May 1901 at Petersham, Sydney, fourth of five children of Thomas Ferdinando Edgar, an English-born commercial accountant, and...

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Grahame Edgar was a veterinarian whose research was principally on diseases of sheep and cattle. In particular he worked on black-disease, the control of liver flukes in sheep, diseases caused by anaerobic organisms (blackleg, entero-toxaemia and botulism) and toxaemic jaundice in sheep, identified as being caused by heliotrope ingestion and chronic copper poisoning. Edgar played a central role in the Commonwealth Government's pasture-improvement program which was based on rabbit control. This involved the release of a virulent strain of myxomatosis from the Glenfield Veterinary Research Station of which Edgar was Director of Veterinary Research. His research career ceased in 1959 when he became Assistant Under-Secretary (and later Director-General) of Agriculture for New South Wales.

  • Education - BVSc, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Served with Australian Army Veterinary Corps (Militia)
  • Career position - Veterinary Research Officer, Glenfield Veterinary Research Station, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - Senior Research Officer, Glenfield Veterinary Research Station, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - Senior Veterinary Research Officer, Glenfield Veterinary Research Station, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - President, New South Wales Branch, Australian Veterinary Association
  • Career position - Director of Veterinary Research, Glenfield Veterinary Research Station, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - President, Australian Veterinary Association
  • Career position - Member, Australian National Science Committee of UNESCO
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Veterinary Association
  • Career position - Chairman, Australian National Science Committee of UNESCO
  • Career position - Member of Council, New South Wales Sheep Breeders' Association
  • Career position - Director, McGarvie Smith Institute
  • Career position - Assistant Under Secretary, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - Chairman, Farrer Memorial Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney
  • Career position - Director-General, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Award - DVSc, University of Sydney
  • Career position - President, New South Wales Branch, Australian Society for Animal Production
  • Career position - Member of Council, World Poultry Science Association
  • Career position - Honorary Associate, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London
  • Award - Farrer Medal for contributions to agriculture, Farrer Memorial Trust, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Life event - Retired
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - Member of Senate, University of Sydney
  • Award - Gilruth Prize, Australian Veterinary Association
  • Career position - Chairman, McGarvie Smith Institute
  • Award - Fellow, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
  • Career position - Director, Wellcome (Australasia) Ltd
  • Award - Life Governor, New South Wales Sheep Breeders' Association

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  1. Edgar, Grahame
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Edgar, Grahame (1901 - 1985), veterinarian and public servant
    Hale, Patricia
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 352-3

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  1. Report on visit to South Africa, United Kingdom, Denmark, North America and New Zealand, June - December, 1946 / by Grahame Edgar
    Edgar, Grahame, 1901-
    [ Book : 1946-1947 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
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  2. Australian agriculture in the post war era / Grahame Edgar
    Edgar, Grahame, 1901-
    [ Government publication, Book : 1966 ]
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  3. Forage poisoning / H.R. Seddon, and Grahame Edgar
    Seddon, H. R. (Herbert Robert), 1887-1964
    [ Government publication, Book : 1936 ]
    At National Library
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  4. Report to the Honourable T.L. Lewis, M.L.A., Minister for Lands, on investigations into controlled grazing and longer term leases in the Kosciusko National Park / Grahame Edgar, O.B.E., D. V.Sc., A.R.C.V.S. (formerly Director-General of Agriculture, ...
    Edgar, Grahame, 1901-
    [ Book : 1969 ]
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  5. Some contributions to problems of animal health and production in New South Wales : published papers submitted to the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney for consideration for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science / Grahame Edgar
    Edgar, Grahame, 1901-
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At National Library
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  1. OBITUARY. MR. EDGAR GRAHAME LADD.
    The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 19 November 1930 p 3 Article
    ... OBITUARY. MR. EDGAR GRAHAME LADD. In our last issue we reported that Mr. Edgar Graham Ladd had been ... 242 words
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  2. FARRER MEDAL TO DR. GRAHAME EDGAR
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    ... fARRER MEDk TO DR. The 1966 &SLS hfeeri ; awarded to Dr. Gratikine Edgar,, IMrec.torrGeheral of the ... New 3So^hSWaic& Departmenf; -of' iAgricidture. Dr. Edgar will deliver the Farrer Memorial Oration at a ... 100 words
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  3. NEW DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY RESEARCH MR GRAHAME EDGAR APPOINTED
    Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) Wednesday 17 September 1947 p 5 Article
    ... NEW DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY RESEARCH —* — MR GRAIIAME EDGAR APPOINTED Mr Grahame Edgar has been ... . carried out at Glenfleld, said the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Graham, in announcing Mr Edgar ... 345 words
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  1. McGARVIE SMITH INSTITUTE INCORPORATION ACT, 1928 APPOINTMENT OF DR GRAHAME EDGAR AS A TRUSTEE OF THE McGarvie SMITH INSTITUTE VICE MR F. B. FLEMING, RESIGNED
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 29 April 1966 [Issue No.43] p 1759

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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Edgar Amos Graham, of Bexley, labourer.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 December 1925 [Issue No.161] p 5492

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (25,138) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be Edgar Amos Graham, of Bexley ... 109 words
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    ... 26/72/X—Re Golo Edgar. A FIRST dividend is intended to be declared in the above matter. Creditors ... who have not proved their debt by 23rd August 1974, will be excluded from the dividend. DOUGLAS GRAHAM ... 47 words
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  3. Papers
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