Turner, J. S. (John Stewart) (1908-1991)

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Turner, J. S. (John Stewart)
Turner, John (1908-1991)
Turner, John Stewart, (FAA) (1908-1991)
Turner, John Stewart (1908-)
Turner, John Stewart (1908-1991)
Field of activity
Botanist; Plant physiologist; Academics - Botany; Academic; Conservationist; Painter; Writer; Educationist
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John Stewart Turner (1908-1991), botanist, educator, and conservationist, was born on 9 September 1908 at Middlesbrough, England, third child of Thomas Stewart Turner, admiralty ordnance inspector, and...

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John Turner was Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-1973 and quickly assumed leadership in the field of conservation. During World War II he was in charge of a team at the University of Melbourne working on tropic proofing optical instruments using a fungicide.

Born Middleborough, England, 9 September 1908. Died 9 May 1991. OBE 1974. Educated University of Cambridge (MA, PhD). Demonstrator, Botany School, Cambridge 1934-35, Senior Demonstrator 1936-38, Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-73. First President, Science Teachers' Association of Victoria, chairman, Schools Board General Science Standing Committee for 25 years, Chairman, Schools Board Biology Standing Committee for 30 years (major achievement "The Web of Life", published by the Australian Academy of Science). President, Royal Society of Victoria 1951-52, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1956, President, Wallaby Club 1962, Chairman, Board of Management, Melbourne University Press 1963-73. Involvement in the conservation movement included foundation member, Victorian National Parks Association 1952, foundation member, Australian Conservation Foundation 1965, early member, Victorian Land Conservation Council 1970 and Environmental Studies Association, founding member and chairman, National Trust Landscape Classification Committee. Commemorated by John S Turner Postgraduate Scholarship, Department of Botany, University of Melbourne.

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J.S. Turner, born in Middleborough, U.K., graduated in the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge where in 1936 he also became Doctor of Philosophy. He was in turn Demonstrator and Senior Demonstrator in Botany there but in August 1938 took up an appointment to the University of Melbourne Chair of Botany, following the retirement of A.J. Ewart. Among his major projects were research into the tropic-proofing of optical instruments by a fungicide during World War II, on pencillin and on the physiological processes of plant respiration and fermentation. He was long-time chairman of the Miss M.M.Gibson Trust and promoted ecological research.

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J.S. Turner, born in Middleborough, U.K., graduated in the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge where in 1936 he also became Doctor of Philosophy. He was in turn Demonstrator and Senior Demonstrator in Botany there but in August 1938 took up an appointment to the University of Melbourne Chair of Botany, following the retirement of A.J. Ewart. Among his major projects were research into the tropic-proofing of optical instruments by a fungicide during World War II, on pencillin and on the physiological processes of plant respiration and fermentation. He was long-time chairman of the Miss M.M.Gibson Trust and promoted ecological research.

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  • (see also) Cambridge University; University of Melbourne; Royal Society of Victoria; Science Teachers' Association of Victoria; Chairman of Maud Gibson Trust; Australian Society of Plant Physiologists; CSIRO; Victorian National Parks Association; National Trust of Australia (Victoria); Australian Conservation Foundation; Office of the Order of the British Empire

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Turner, John Stewart
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Cambridge - Castlemaine: a Tribute to John Stewart Turner on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday
    Clifford, Harold T.
    Published: Botany Department, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 1988
  3. John Stewart Turner 1908-1991
    Ashton, D. H.; Ducker, S. C.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 3, 278-290
  4. John Stewart Turner 1908-1991
    Ashton, David H. and Ducker, Sophie C.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  5. Turner, John Stewart - Ms 114
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  6. The Development of Plant Physiology in Australia
    Turner, J.S.
    Published: 1977
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 4, 27-46
  7. The development of plant physiology in Australia
    Turner, J. S.
    Published: Academic Press, Sydney, 1981
    Series: Plants and man in Australia, 10-34
  8. The Professor and the journalist: Crosbie Morrison and John Turner, scientists in popular conservation campaigns
    Robin, Libby
    Published: 1994
    Series: Victorian Historical Journal, 65, 154-68
  9. The University of Melbourne Herbarium, from McCoy to MELU: a broken paper-trail
    Gillbank, Linden
    Published: 2007
    Series: University of Melbourne Collections, 1, 20-8
  10. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  11. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  12. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. General science for Australian schools : book I / by F. Daniel ; edited and in part re-written by J. S. Turner
    Daniel, F. (Frederick)
    [ Book : 1944 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  2. General science for Australian schools / F. Daniel , edited and in part re-written by J.S Turner
    Daniel, F. (Frederick)
    [ Book : 1945-1962 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  3. Cambridge - Castlemaine : a tribute to John Stewart Turner on the occasion of his 80th birthday / [H.T. Clifford, ed.]
    Turner, J. S. (John Stewart)
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Cambridge - Castlemaine : a tribute to John Stewart Turner on the occasion of his 80th birthday / [H.T. Clifford, ed.]
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  4. General science for Australian schools : book 1 / by F. Daniel
    Daniel, F
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At Monash Uni Library
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  5. Response by the Australian Research Council to report number 11, fluid mechanics 1986-1990
    Australian Research Council. Evaluation Program
    [ Book, Government publication : 1993 ]
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    Response by the Australian Research Council to report number 11, fluid mechanics 1986-1990
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  1. Professor John Turner
    [ Photograph : 1941-1946 ]
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    Professor John Turner
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  1. STOCK ACT, 1991. PART VI.—REGISTRATION OF BRANDS OF HORSES AND CATTLE. FIRST QUARTERLY LIST OF HORSE AND CATTLE BRANDS FOR 1908—FIRST NOTIFICATION.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 1 July 1908 [Issue No.76] p 3501

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    ... Department of Agriculture, Stock and Brands, Sydney, 1st July, 1908. STOCK ACT, 19 )1. PART VI. ... £ 31st March, 1908. The lettdVs HC in third column denotes that the Brand is registered for Horses and ... 8781 words
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  2. THE ORDER OF ST JOHN
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 23 February 1988 p 431

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    ... Parslow Wesley Be van Crosby Robinson, J.P. Peter Samuel Ryan, J.P. Dr John Stewart Wallace Admission as ... Dunstan, J.P. Daniel Paul Hoyland Dr Robert John Jefferey Colin George Stephens Cedric Roy Tranby ... 748 words
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  3. Index page
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Monday 31 December 1945 [INDEX Jul 1945-Dec 1945] p vi

    Government Gazette Index And Contents

    ... , J. H., 1189, Beeton, Elizabeth S., 1189; Broinowski, S., 1189; Bruce, J. A., 1189; Buchanan, C. J ... ; Coote, P. G., 2071; Cole, S. C., 2071; Ciossley, H., 2071; Clark, E. D., 2118; OahilJ, A. W., 2173 ... 3243 words
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  1. Geology of Nevada : a digital representation of the 1978 Geologic map of Nevada / by Robert M. Turner and Walter J. Bawiec ; display software by Russell A. Ambroziak
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    [Aerodromes and landing grounds in Australia and Papua New Guinea] Department of Civil Aviation
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  1. TURNBULL, Thomas Stewart, 1864-1939. W.O. , Captain
    TURNBULL, Thomas Stewart, 1864-1939. W.O. , Captain
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    Port Adelaide rower, footballer, swimming champion, son of Robert Turnbull, 1836-1900 and Mary nee Fletcher. Married Francis S. Blyth,1888. Father of Ronald Steuart Turnbull and Norman Steuart Turnb...

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  3. JOHN SEVIOR 1834 - and the racing horse Hotspur
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    HOTSPUR - A CHESTNUT GELDING - BY ROMEO, OUT OF CREEPING JANE. Hotspur (chestnut gelding) and Becky Sharp (a bay mare, also known as the Maid of Erin) were considered two 'crack' horses of ...

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  1. TURNER, JOHN STEWART (1908-1991)
    Turner, John S
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  2. TURNER, JOHN STEWART (1908-1991)
    Turner, John S
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  3. Volume 748: Angus & Robertson correspondence files for Tumber, D - Turner, I.S., 1947-1969
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  1. King John / edited by E. A. J. Honigmann
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    Languages: English;Japanese;French;Hebrew, [4 others]
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  2. Buoyancy effects in fluids / by J.S. Turner
    Turner, J. S. (John Stewart), 1930-
    [ Book : 1973-1979 ]
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  3. Scientific research in national parks and nature reserves / a statement by the Australian Academy of Science Standing Committee on National Parks and Conservation ; prepared for publication by J. S. Turner
    Australian Academy of Science. Standing Committee on National Parks and Conservation
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    Scientific research in national parks and nature reserves / a statement by the Australian Academy of Science Standing Committee on National Parks and Conservation ; prepared for publication by J. S. Turner
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  4. John Milton / edited by Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg
    Milton, John, 1608-1674
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  1. John Ford : the Columbia films collection
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  2. American experience. [produced by WGBH]
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    Milton, John, 1608-1674
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  4. Essentials of human nutrition / edited by Jim Mann, A. Stewart Truswell
    Mann, Jim
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  1. John Stewart Turner 1908-1991
    Ashton, David H; Ducker, Sophie C
    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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  2. Records of John Stewart Turner
    [ Data set : 1991 ]
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  3. STEWART HOUSE
    N.S.W. Teachers' Federation;
    Education : journal of the N.S.W. Public School Teachers Federation.
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  4. John Stewart Turner: 1908/ 1991: the man who loved plants. -Obituary-
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  1. OBITUARY MR. JOHN J. TURNER.
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    ... MR. JOHN J. TURNBR. TIIE death occryed on Saturday last of Mr Joltr Joseph IHenry Turner, at his ... . Hogan, F. Brooker, S.-McPherson, J. Stewart. The flower bearers were Mrs Wurm, Miss Kelly, Mrs Ward ... 265 words
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  2. TOPICAL TALK John Turner.
    The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW : 1913 - 1950) Wednesday 3 March 1926 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... CQpicaU C\LK ? ? ? ? ? John Turner. TOHN TURNER, who has been lectur^ ing in Sydney on ... rat provided.' Stewart s Sweeping Demands. THAT thorn in the side of the Country Party- . bosses! P. G ... 2874 words
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  3. THE LATE REV. JOHN STEWART.
    Christian Colonist (SA : 1878 - 1894) Friday 29 April 1887 p 6 Article
    ... THE LATE REV. JOHN STEWART. " On Sunday night, 17th April, says the local paper,, a large ... Rev. J. Stewart. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. Child, Evangelist, and the Rev. J. Nelson ... 382 words
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