Burton, Herbert

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Burton, Herbert

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  • Professor Joe Burton

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1900 - 1983


Professor Herbert (Joe) Burton was born on 29 November 1900 at Chuwar, Queensland. After a BA from the University of Queensland in 1922, Burton was a Rhodes scholar, Queen’s College, Oxford (BA, 1925; MA, 1929), and gained first-class honours in modern history. In 1930 he was appointed senior lecturer in economic history at the University of Melbourne and promoted to associate-professor in 1946; then head of the department of economic history 1944-1948. In November 1948 Burton was appointed Principal and Professor of Economic History at the Canberra University College. Burton’s leadership facilitated the amalgamation of the CUC and the Australian National University in 1960 and he was appointed Principal of the new School of General Studies, ANU. Burton died on 24 July 1983 at Southport, Queensland.


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Canberra University College (1930 - 1960)

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1948 - 1960

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ANU School of General Studies (1960 - 1980)

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Entered from deposit description on 8 May 2012




Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/burton-herbert-joe-180 (accessed on 8 May 2012)

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