Collection UQFL174 - R. B. Kelley Papers

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R. B. Kelley Papers


  • 1933-1963. (Creation)

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8 boxes.

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Ralph Bodkin Kelley was a veterinary scientist who joined the Division of Animal Health, CSIR (later CSIRO) as an animal geneticist. He played a leading role in experiments to crossbreed zebu cattle with British stock to withstand tropical conditions and resist ticks. Upon leaving CSIRO, he visited Burma, Singapore and Malaya to encourage support for the Colombo Plan. He became Foundation Professor of Animal Science at the University of Malaya until his retirement in 1967.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1933-1963.
Collection alternatively titled as: Ralph Bodkin Kelley Collection.

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Lecture notes, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, reports written as a consultant to Asian and Southeast Asian countries (Colombo Plan, Baghdad Pact). Also research material on tropical animal production, and photos.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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