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Biographical entry Angus, William (1871 - 1965)

Born
4 June 1871
Keithhall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died
15 May 1965
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Agriculturalist

Summary

William Angus arrived in South Australia in 1904 to be Professor (later Director) of Agriculture and secretary to the Minister of Agriculture. He resigned in 1910 but maintained a high public profile advocating scientific farming and teaching in this area. Before coming to Australia he taught at Stirling High School, Knox Institute (Haddington), West of Scotland Agricultural College (Glasgow), and Yorkshire College (Leeds) and was Principal at Cheshire County Council Agricultural College (Holmes Chapel). During his first few years in Australia, lectured to farmers, published numerous articles and taught and examined at Roseworthy Agricultural College. From 1934 to 1944 he taught at Scotch College where he reorganized the agricultural science course, established a model farm and planted a small orchard. William Angus also spent many years farming where he experimented with different growing practices and crops including wheat, potatoes and manures.

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1900
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc (Agriculture)) completed at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
1904
Life event - Migrated to Australia (South Australia)
c. 1904 - c. 1906
Career position - Professor, later Director of Agriculture and Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture
1906 - 1907
Career position - Head of the departments of Fruit, Dairying, Poultry and Veterinary Affairs
1912 - 1915
Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for Victoria and Albert
1913
Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on Aborigines
1915 - 1921
Career position - Member of the House of Assembly for Albert
1916
Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on Aborigines
1918
Career position - Member of the commission on the acquisition and disposal of wheat
1918 - 1919
Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on the wheat scheme and rural industries
1920
Career position - Chairman of committees
1921 -
Career position - Experimental wheat farming at Loxton, Hackham, Gumeracha, and Gilberton, South Australia
1921
Career position - Chair of a Royal Commission on the wheat scheme and rural industries
1934 - 1944
Career position - Teacher at Scotch College in Mitcham, South Australia

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Private hands (Angus, A.J.)

  • William Angus - Records, 1871 - 1965; Private hands (Angus, A.J.). Details

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McCarthy, G.J.