Dunbar, David Noel Ferguson

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Dunbar, David Noel Ferguson

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  • Professor Noel Dunbar

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1922 - 2011


Noel Dunbar was born on 25 December 1922 in New Zealand. He was appointed to Lecturer in Physics, then Senior Lecturer, at the University of Melbourne 1947-1958. In 1959 he joined the Canberra University College as Chair of Physics in the Faculty of Science and in 1960 moved to the Department of Physics, School of General Studies, when CUC merged with the Australian National University. Dunbar was Dean of the Faculty of Science 1963-1967; Deputy Vice-Chancellor 1968-1977; Chair of the Australian Editorial Advisory Committee to the Encyclopaedia Britannica; and Chairman of the University Councils of the Tertiary Education Commission 1977-1986. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Physics Department at ANU from 1991 to 2003 and died on 9 May 2011.


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academic; physicist; university administrator

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ANU Faculty of Science (1960 -)

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1963 - 1967

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Entered from deposit description on 14 May 2012




Sydney Morning Herald, http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/physicist-advanced-academic-life-20110613-1g0dn.html (accessed 14 May 2012); obituary by Richard Johnson

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