Mellor, D. P. (David Paver) (1903-1980)

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Mellor, D. P. (1903-1980)
Mellor, David Paver (1903-1980)
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Professor Of Chemistry; Inorganic chemist
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Biographies

David Paver Mellor (1903-1980), professor of chemistry, was born on 19 March 1903 at Launceston, Tasmania, eldest of four children of Joseph Frederick William Mellor, a miner from England, and his Tasmanian-born...

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David Mellor was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of New South Wales from 1955 to 1969. He is commemorated there by the Mellor Lecture and Medal (for Chemical Education) and the Mellor Lecture Theatre in the School of Chemistry. His research was concerned with the properties and structures of metal complex compounds. He was the author of several books, including (Civil Series Commonwealth Official War History). Mellor also lectured at the University of Sydney and was Chief Examiner of the New South Wales Leaving Certificate; Chairman of the Syllabus Committee for Leaving Certificate Chemistry; Chairman of the Science Syllabus Committee for the Wyndham Scheme; and Chief Examiner for Science (Higher School Certificate).

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Electrolytic Zinc Research Scholar
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Research Fellow at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory
  • Career position - Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Reader in Chemistry at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Award - Liversidge Medal received
  • Career position - Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the New South Wales University of Technology / University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Head of the School of Chemistry
  • Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales
  • Award - Dwyer Memorial Medal received
  • Award - Leighton Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Career position - 1st Kurth Memorial Lecturer at the University of Tasmania

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia (1916 - ?)

    <p>David Mellor was a Research Scholar at the Electrolytic Zinc Company Australia in 1927.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Commonwealth of Australia (1924 - c. 1950)

    <p>David Mellor was a Research Fellow at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory in 1928.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) The University of Sydney (1850 - )

    <p>David Mellow held multiple positions at The University of Sydney between 1929 and 1955. These included Lecturer in Chemistry (1929 - 1948) and Reader (1948 - 1955).</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Society of New South Wales (1866 - )

    <p>David Mellor was President of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1941, he also received the 1951 Liversidge Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (1953 - )

    <p>David Mellor received the H. G. Smith Memorial Medal from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 1949 and the Leighton Memorial Medal in 1975.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) New South Wales University of Technology (1949 - 1958)

    <p>David Mellor was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (1955 - 1958) and Head of the School of Chemistry (1955 - 1958) at the New South Wales University of Technology. David Mellor continued in these roles when the University was renamed the University of New South Wales.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) The University of New South Wales (1958 - )

    <p>David Mellor was Head of the School of Chemistry (1958 - 1968) and Dean for the Faculty of Science (1968 - 1969), and gave the 1969 Dwyer Lecture, at The University of New South Wales. He also held positions at the University of New South Wales predecessor the New South Wales University of Technology.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) The University of Tasmania (1890 - )

    <p>David Mellor gave the first Kurth Memorial Lecture in 1977 at The University of Tasmania.</p>

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mellor, David Paver
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Mellor, David Paver
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  3. Mellor, David Paver (1903-1980), Professor of Chemistry
    Livingstone, Stanley E.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 347-348
  4. Founders of Australian Chemistry. Archibald Liversidge
    Mellor, D.P.
    Published: 1957
    Series: The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, 24, August, 415-421
  5. The Role of Science and Industry, Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Vol. 5 of Series 4 (Civil)
    Mellor, D. P.
    Published: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1958
  6. Obituary: Richard Thomas Baker
    Mellor, D.P.
    Published: 1942
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 76, 6
  7. H. G. Smith. A Pioneer in Australian Phytochemistry
    Mellor, D.P.
    Published: 1960
    Series: The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, 27, 309-216
  8. The Development of Coordination Chemistry in Australia
    Mellor, D. P.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 2, 29-40
  9. Ronald Sidney Nyholm (1917-1971): Obituary
    Mellor, D.P.
    Published: 1972
    Series: Search, 3, 11/12, 399
  10. Liversidge, Archibald (1846-1927), scientist
    Mellor, D. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 93-94
  11. Challinor, Richard Westman (1874-1951), chemist
    Mellor, D. P.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 601-602
  12. David Paver Mellor 1903-1980
    Livingstone, S. E.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Chemistry in Australia, 8, 115
  13. Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986
    Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 273-297
  14. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000
  15. John Stuart Anderson
    Hyde, B. G. and Day, P
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2
  16. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  17. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 97-107

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  1. Papers
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Unpublished : 1917-1980 ]
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  2. Australia in the war of 1939-1945. Series 4, Civil : Volume V, the role of science and industry
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At APMC
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  3. The Role of Science and Industry
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
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  4. Serendipity in chemistry / D.P. Mellor
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Serendipity in chemistry / D.P. Mellor
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  5. Chelating agents and metal chelates / edited by F. P. Dwyer, D. P. Mellor
    Dwyer, Francis Patrick
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 16 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 84,715.555)

  6. The evolution of the atomic theory. / [By] D. P. Mellor
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 17 libraries
    The evolution of the atomic theory. / [By] D. P. Mellor
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  7. The chelation of heavy metals / contributors: A. Catsch, A.-E. Harmuth-Hoene, D. P. Mellor
    Catsch, Alexander
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At 5 libraries
    The chelation of heavy metals / contributors: A. Catsch, A.-E. Harmuth-Hoene, D. P. Mellor
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  8. The role of science and industry / by D. P. Mellor
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Book, Government publication : 1958 ]
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  9. CheLating agents and metal chelates / ed. by F.P.Dwyer and D.P.Mellor
    Dwyer, Francis P J, 1910-1962
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    CheLating agents and metal chelates / ed. by F.P.Dwyer and D.P.Mellor
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  10. Background to chemistry : lectures at the 1960 summer school for chemistry teachers / editors G.H. Aylward and D.P. Mellor
    Aylward, G. H
    [ Book : 1960-1961 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,649.438)

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  1. Papers
    Mellor, D. P. (David Paver), 1903-1980
    [ Unpublished : 1917-1980 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on D. P. (David Paver) Mellor, former Dean of Faculty of Science, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 July 1963 [Issue No.60] p 1915

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    ... .S.T.C. David Paver Mellor, D.Sc. (Tas.), F.R.A.C.I. Crawford Hugh Munro, B.E. (Syd.), F.R.S.A., F.R.S.H., M ... Ernst, B.Sc. John Maxwell Freeland, M.Arch., D.T.R.P. (Melb.), F.R.A.I.A. Heinz Richard Harant, B.E., A ... 202 words
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  1. A note on the occurrence of β-cristobalite in Australian opals / by F.P. Dwyer and D.P. Mellor ; read before the Royal Society of New South Wales, Nov. 2, 1932.
    Dwyer, Francis P. J., 1910-1962
    [ Book : 1933 ]
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    A note on the occurrence of β-cristobalite in Australian opals / by F.P. Dwyer and D.P. Mellor ; read before the Royal Society of New South Wales, Nov. 2, 1932.
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  2. Background to chemistry : lectures / ed by G.H. Aylward and D.P. Mellor
    University of New South Wales. Summer School for Chemistry Teachers, 1960
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  3. Contemporary authors. a bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields / Julie Mellors, project editor
    Mellors, Julie
    [ Book : 1962-2006 ]
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    Contemporary authors. a bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields / Julie Mellors, project editor
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  4. Australian garden history: journal of the Australian Garden History Society
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    [ Article, Book : 1980-1989 ]
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  3. RECENT BOOKS ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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