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Biographical entry Waterhouse, Walter Lawry (1887 - 1969)


31 August 1887
West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
9 December 1969
Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Agricultural scientist


Walter Waterhouse, appointed lecturer in agricultural botany, University of Sydney in 1921, was promoted to reader in agriculture in 1937 and became research professor in 1946. He bred wheat varieties noted for their rust resistance, baking quality and high yield.


Born 31 August 1887. Died 9 December 1969. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954.

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Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Walter Lawry Waterhouse - Records, 1878 - 1968, ML MSS 2792; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Morton, Prof. R.K., 1961 - 1964, 9-65; School of Biochemistry, the University of Melbourne - Series 9 - Departmental Files, 1961-1964; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Book Sections

  • Campbell, Keith O., 'Waterhouse, Walter Lawry (1887-1969), Agricultural Scientist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 391-392. Also available at Details

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See also

  • McIntosh, R. A. and Smith-White, S., 'Irvine Armstrong Watson 1914-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 4, 1989, pp. 405-415. Details

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Walter Lawry Waterhouse


McCarthy, G.J.