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Agricultural Education: In Victoria & the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Melbourne

By Falvey, Lindsay, Dr.

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Title: Agricultural Education: In Victoria & the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Melbourne  
Author: Falvey, Lindsay, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Science
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Publisher: Society of Old Agriculture Fellows
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Lindsay Falvey, B. D. (2017). Agricultural Education. Retrieved from

The work is a project of the Society of Old Agricultural Fellows (OAFS), retired senior members of the Faculty. Primarily the work of Lindsay Falvey, it is based on inputs from each of the other OAFs – Snow Barlow, Janet Beard, Malcolm Hickey, Frank Larkins, Kwong Lee Dow, Jeff Topp, Robert White and Nigel Wood – as well as extensive historical records.

Agricultural Education remains fundamental to civilization. It is the most consistent productive income of Australia, which is one of the world’s very few net agricultural exporters. Victoria, with only about three percent of the Australia’s area, has been its major source of agricultural output. These three factors – underpinning civilization, creating wealth, and intensity in south-eastern Australia – make Victorian agriculture and its education of national importance and international significance. The Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, at times complemented by La Trobe University and such colleges as Burnley, Dookie, Gilbert Chandler, Glenormiston, Longerenong, Marcus Oldham and McMillan, has underpinned sustained rises in productivity and profitability. But coordination and consistency have not always been its hallmarks. This history reveals that Agriculture at Melbourne began amidst controversy, grew to fame under a great Dean, at times rested on its laurels and others was dragged into organisational experiments. Its 22 Deans over its 110 years typify the calling evident in its staff. Frequently a leader, the Faculty has recently strengthened its animal sciences by joining with the veterinary sciences – but that is for a future history.

Table of Contents
Foreword v Understanding this Book vii Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Chapter 2 The Lineage of Agricultural Education to 1886 11 Chapter 3 Prelude to a Faculty of Agriculture – 1886-1905 23 Chapter 4 The Faculty’s First Deans – 1905-26: Osborne, Cherry, Ewart, Laby, Richardson 35 Chapter 5 The Great Dean – 1926-56: Wadham 47 Chapter 6 The Forster Decade – 1957-68 63 Chapter 7 Rotating Deans – 1969-89: Tribe, Stubbs, Tulloh, Chinner, Parbery, Beilharz & Ferguson 75 Chapter 8 Transition Times – 1990-95: Egan & White 97 Chapter 9 Merger and Acculturation – 1995-2000: Falvey & Lee Dow 113 Chapter 10 Rationalizing – 2000-06: Richardson, Larkins & Slocombe 131 Chapter 11 A Diverse Faculty – 2007-14: Roush 151 Chapter 12 Overview; Faculty Names and Faces 175 Chapter 13 Whither Agricultural Science? 181 Index References


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