2007, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Frank Fenner interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Water and shifting cultural values oral history project [sound recording]. Fenner, Frank, 1914- 2010. (Interviewee)

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Frank Fenner interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Water and shifting cultural values oral history project
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 sound file (ca. 60 min.)
Published
  • 2007.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Frank Fenner interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Water and shifting cultural values oral history project.
Creator
  • Fenner, Frank, 1914- 2010. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Connell, Daniel, 1947- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2007.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 1 sound file (ca. 60 min.)
Series
Part Of
  • Water and shifting cultural values oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Fenner talks about the changes in attitudes towards the environment from when he began working at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) in the 1970s and the time of the interview; his previous role as director of the John Curtain School and his medical research, which he later gave up to focus on the environment; his smallpox research and the discovery that the USSR had been developing biological weapons and storing the smallpox virus for this purpose, a programme that was shut down by Brezhnev; myxomatosis and calicivirus; changes in the way the environment is thought about; biodiversity; climate change and the threat it poses to humans; the Australian Academy of Science; the funding of science in Australia and the CSIRO; McFarlane Burnett; Carleton Gajdusek; attending WHO conference in Geneva in the late 1980s where it was decided to eradicate Polio; the bifurcated needle; the future and climate change.
Biography
  • Frank John Fenner, AC, CMG, MBE, FRS, FAA, was an Australian scientist with a distinguished career in the field of virology. His two greatest achievements are cited as overseeing the eradication of smallpox and the control of Australia's rabbit plague through the introduction of Myxoma virus.
Notes
  • Recorded on October 17, 2007 in Canberra, A.C.T.
Numbering Note
  • Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 27 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Technical Details
  • Mode of access: Online.
Language
  • English
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