- 1926-1986 (Creation)
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2 boxes, 1 parcel, 4 albums, 1 oversize folder.
Name of creator
William Cottrell-Dormer was born on 27 August 1901, in Rolle, Switzerland. His Primary Education was done in France and he completed his education in Australia, obtaining his B.ScAgr (1931) and M.ScAgr (1936) at University of Queensland. His manuscript collection includes a very detailed Curriculum Vitae describing in detail the projects he undertook as they relate to his career in Papua New Guinea and Tonga 1939 - 1944: Director of Agriculture, Tonga 1944 - 1945: Horticulturist, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock 1946 - 1951: Director of Agriculture, PNG 1951 - 1961: Principal Agricultural Officer (Extension) in Field, PNG. William Cottrell-Dormer died in 1986.
Cottrell-Dormer, W. (1926). 'Notes and observations on the red streak associated with Queensland top rot disease', Queensland Agricultural Journal, May 1926, pp.406-414.
-- (1927). 'Report of the Fiji disease situation in Queensland', Queensland Agricultural Journal, Aug 1927, pp. 125-141.
-- (1932). 'Red-stripe disease of sugar-cane in Queensland', Bulletin, Queensland Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations Division of Pathology, no. 3, pp. 25-57.
-- (1939). 'The centrifuge in the plantation laboratory', Proceedings of the Queensland Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Annual Conference, pp. 129-135.
-- (1945). An electric pollinator for tomatoes. Bulletin, Queensland Division of Plant Industry, no. 24.
-- (1955). 'Some aspects of agricultural development in Papua and New Guinea', South Pacific, vol. 8 no. 4, pp.53-55.
-- (1961). 'Rural extension in Eastern Papua', The Papua and New Guinea Agricultural Journal, vol. 14 nos.2-3, pp. 92-112.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1943-1967
Collection alternatively titled as: William Cottrell-Dormer Collection.
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Received from the creator.
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Papers relating to the career of Mr William Cottrell-Dormer as an agricultural scientist. Includes correspondence, reports, maps, publication darfts, photographs, 35 mm slides, from his time spent in Tonga, the Territory of Papua and New Guinea and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Cottrell- Dormer also authored a series of instructional papers and books for agricultural extension purposes in Papua and New Guinea.
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Arranged into five series by processing archivist.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Godbold, Kim E. (2006) 'William Cottrell-Dormer (1946-1961) and Agricultural Development in the Territory of Papua New Guinea'. In Hall, C & Hopkinson, C (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century 2006 Conference Proceedings, 27 October 2006, Carseldine, Brisbane.
Godbold, Kim E. (2010) Didiman: Australian Agricultural Extension Officers in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, 1945-1975, BA Hons thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Removed from the collection, includes acknowledgement of Cottrell-Dormer in the Introduction:
Brass, L. J. & American Museum of Natural History (1959). Summary of the fifth Archbold expedition to New Guinea (1956-1957). American Museum of Natural History, New York.
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- Cottrell-Dormer, William, 1901-1986 (Subject)
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Revised, AM, 20-Dec-2022.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.