1889-2003, English, Unpublished edition: [Papers], Fenner, Charles, 1884-1955, (author.)

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Physical Description
  • 40 cm.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [Papers], 1889-2003.
Creator
  • Fenner, Charles, 1884-1955, (author.)
Other Creators
  • Fenner, Frank, 1914-2010, (author.)
Produced
  • 1889-2003
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 40 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • This collection includes photographs, diaries, correspondence, and papers concerning both Charles Fenner and Professor Frank Fenner, and is divided into three series. The first covers the Fenner family in general, and the second, Charles Fenner: family photographs and biographical information; a photograph album arranged and annotated by Frank Fenner; diaries of Charles Fenner's overseas trips of 1931 and 1937; postcards collected whilst traveling; and miscellaneous correspondence concerning publications. The third series covers Frank Fenner and contains individual and group photographs, photocopies of his war service record and Certificate of Service of an Officer, interview transcripts, newspaper/​journal cuttings, press releases, and various material relating to his time with the Australian National University (ANU). Also photographs, newspaper articles, press releases, letters of thanks and congratulations, programmes of awards ceremonies, guest lists, correspondence, and ephemera concerning the many awards granted to Frank Fenner and other special occasions and honours: Japan Prize 1988; Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference in Medical Research 1994; Copley Medal 1995; the 50th Anniversary of Fenner's appointment at ANU; Prime Minister's Prize for Science August 2002; Red Hill house listing by the Heritage Council of ACT; and Fenner Hall, ANU.
Contents
  • Series 1. Fenner family
  • Series 2. Charles Fenner
  • Series 3. Frank Fenner.
Biography
  • Charles Fenner, educationist, geographer and author, was born in Dunach on the Victorian goldfields. In 1903 he became principal of two part-time bush schools before gaining a scholarship to Melbourne Teachers’ College in 1905 and from there matriculated to the University of Melbourne, graduating B.Sc. with 1st Class Honours in geology and biology in 1912, and Dip. Ed. in 1913. He rose rapidly in the Victorian Education Dept., becoming Lecturer in Geology at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1914 and Principal in 1916. In 1916 he moved to South Australia to become Superintendent of Technical Education, continuing in that post until 1939 when he was appointed Acting Director and then, in 1940, Director of Education. In parallel with his education work, he continued to explore various fields of science, gaining a D.SC. in 1917 for his Victorian fieldwork in geology and physiography. He wrote numerous papers on the physiography of the Mt Lofty ranges and books on South Australian geography for university and school students, and from 1920-1940 lectured in geography at the University of Adelaide. In retirement Fenner assisted the South Australian Museum in the study of tektites - a field in which he became an authority.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner was born in Ballarat, Victoria. He read medicine at the University of Adelaide, receiving M.B. and B.S. degrees in 1938 and a M.D. in 1942. He also received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1940. Between 1940 and 1946 he served in Egypt and Papua New Guinea as an officer in the Australian Army Medical Corps, where he worked on the malarial parasite. After the war, he went to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, where he studied the virus that causes smallpox in mice. In 1949, on a fellowship at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, USA, he worked on tubercle bacilli. Returning to Australia in 1949, he was appointed Professor of Microbiology at the new John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Professor Fenner was Director of the John Curtin School from 1967 to 1973. During this time he was also Chairman of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication. In 1973 Professor Fenner was appointed to set up the new Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University. He held the position of Director until 1979. Professor Fenner has been elected to the fellowship of numerous faculties and academies, and has received many awards.
Notes
  • Collective title supplied by cataloguer.
  • These papers were donated by Frank Fenner in December 2009.
Numbering Note
  • Detailed series listing available online
Language
  • English
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