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Biographical entry Kessell, Stephen Lackey (1897 - 1979)

17 March 1897
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
29 June 1979
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Environmental conservation and Forester


Stephen Kessell succeeded C. E. Lane-Poole as Conservator of Forests, Western Australia from 1923 to 1941. He was then appointed Controller of Timber, Commonwealth Department of Supply and Development (1941-1945) and Managing Director of Australian Newsprint Mills (1945-1962).



1923 - 1941
Career position - Conservator of the Forests of Western Australia
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus kessellii Maiden & Blakely named in Kessell's honour
1936 - 1938
Career position - Foundation President of the Institute of Foresters of Australia
1941 - 1946
Career position - Commonwealth Controller of Timber
1946 - 1963
Career position - Managing Director of Australian Newsprint Mills

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  • Kessell, S.L. and Gardner, C.A., Key to the eucalypts of Western Australia: with descriptive and botanical notes concerning all arborescent species of eucalyptus known to be indigenous to Western Australia, Forests Department, Perth, W.A., 1924, 128 pp. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.