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Biographical entry Weickhardt, Leonard William (1908 - 2000)

CBE, FTSE

Born
2 April 1908
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died
14 July 2000
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist, University Chancellor and Business executive

Summary

Leonard Weickhardt joined ICI as a Research and Production Chemist in 1935 and was Research Director of Imperial Chemical Industry of Australia and New Zealand (ICIANZ) 1955-1970. He was Chancellor of the University of Melbourne 1972-1978 and active in many organisations.

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Events

1935 - 1938
Career position - Chemist, ICI Ltd, United Kingdom
1938 - 1950
Career position - Development and production positions, ICI Ltd, United Kingdom
1950 - 1954
Career position - Personnel Manager, Imperial Chemical Industry of Australia and New Zealand
1955
Career position - General Manager, Imperial Chemical Industry of Australia and New Zealand
1955 - 1970
Career position - Executive and Research Director, Imperial Chemical Industry of Australia and New Zealand
1958
Career position - President, New South Wales Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1966 - 1972
Career position - Deputy Chancellor, University of Melbourne
1968
Career position - President, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1968
Award - Leighton Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1968 - 1980
Career position - Chairman, Nylex Corporation
1970 - 1980
Career position - Chairman, Sidney Cooke Ltd
1970 - 1980
Career position - Chairman, Rocla Industries
1972 - 1978
Career position - Chancellor, University of Melbourne
1975 - 1987
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1976
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1978 - 1980
Career position - Chairman, Export Finance Insurance Corporation
1979 - 1982
Career position - President, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1980 - 1989
Career position - Chairman, Melbourne Committee, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research
1987 - 2000
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1991
Award - Archibald Ollé Literature Prize, New South Wales Branch, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Leonard William Weickhardt - Records, 1935 - 1988; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Weickhardt, L. W., ANZAAS: the First Half Century as Illuminated by the Spectral Line of Masson (Melbourne: Monash Congress, 1985), 420 at 421-426 pp. Details
  • Weickhardt, L.W., Masson of Melbourne: the Life and Times of David Orme Masson KBE, MA, DSc, LLD, FRSE, FRS, Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1886-1923 (Parkville, Vic: Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1989), 226 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Leighton, Arthur Edgar (1873-1961), Chemical Engineer and Administrator' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 10 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), pp. 69-70. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100064b.htm. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Masson, Sir David Orme (1858-1937), Chemist, Professor and Man of Science' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 10 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), pp. 432-435. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100424b.htm. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Hartung, Ernst Johannes (1893-1970), Professor of Chemistry and Astronomer' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 405-406. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140463b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Leonard William Weickhardt', Uni News, 12 (13) (2003), 4. Details
  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'The production of superamerazine in Australia 1943 - 1945', Australian Chemical Institute Journal and Proceedings, 1947 (March) (1947), 81-120. Details
  • Weickhardt, L.W., 'Richard Randolph Garran 1903-1991', Chemistry in Australia, 58 (November) (1991), 471. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Weickhardt, Len, Kolm, Jan, Bradley, John and Potter, Owen, 'A distinguished, fair and tactful chemical engineer: Ian Robinson, Obituary', The Age (1995). Details

Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_w.html. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne (Melbourne: Department of History, University of Melbourne, 2003), 168 pp. Details

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