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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 1

I Groping In A Strange Environment: 1788-1851

II Farmers Take The Initiative: 1851-1888

III Enter Education And Science: 1888-1927
i Colleges of agriculture
ii State Departments of Agriculture
iii University faculties of agriculture and veterinary science
iv Community support for agricultural research

IV Agricultural Science Pays Dividends: 1927-1987

V Examples Of Research And Development 1928-1988

VI International Aspects Of Agricultural Research

VII Future Prospects

VIII Acknowledgements



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Community support for agricultural research (continued)

Similarly, in his letter to the Chancellor of the University, Mr. Waite emphasised that:

Our State has hitherto done notably in all branches of agriculture and the allied arts and, largely, without scientific direction and education. In the future competition threatens to be so keen that we must equip our people in the best possible manner.[43]

During the present century many other bequests and benefactions, large and small, have been made in all States by farmers and graziers who, like Peter Waite, understood the need to underpin the agricultural industry with the best possible educational and research services. Buildings, land, equipment, animals, scholarships and funds have been donated to CSIRO, universities, colleges and independent research centres.

People in Bright Sparcs - Waite, Peter

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