Series 532 - Department of Zoology photograph album and notes

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Department of Zoology photograph album and notes


  • 1990 (Creation)

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0.5 m (1 type 10 box)

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(1930 - 2018)

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Tony Argyle was employed as a technician in the John Curtin School of Medical Research in 1953 before his appointment as a Technical Officer in the Department of Zoology at the Canberra University College in 1959. The department became part of the Faculty of Science at the Australian National University in 1960. He retired in 1988 as the Technical Services Manager in the department.

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(1959 - 1990)

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The Department of Zoology was established in the Canberra University College with the appointment of James Desmond (Des) Smyth as Professor of Zoology on 11 March 1959. In 1960 it became part of the Faculty of Science in the School of General Studies at the Australian National University. From 1 January 1991 it amalgamated with the Department of Botany to become the Botany and Zoology Division (known as BoZo) of the School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

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The photograph album was compiled by Tony Argyle and Tony Howkins at the time of the Department of Zoology's 'reunion and wake' in late 1990 before its amalgamation with the Department of Botany. Its contents date from 1959 and include photographs of buildings and building works, staff and students (groups and individuals), vehicles, equipment, field trips and social events, as well as documents relating to Tony Argyle's employment, accident reports, extracts from the ANU Reporter, poetry, quizzes, programs and addresses. The drawing on the cover (the word Zoology spelt out in animals) is by Richard (Dick) Barwick. Loose photographs and documents are in a separate folder. Also included is the memoir, "Smyth's Department: Memories of the Department of Zoology, 1958 to 1971".


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley 16 July 2013
Addendum by Catherine Ziegler 27 June 2018




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