By Rohan Rivett
Sir David Rivett used to be an Australian chemist and leader government Officer of CSIR among 1927 and 1945. He turned Chairman from 1945 to 1949, retiring while CSIR was once reorganised and have become CSIRO.
Because of Sir David's designated contributions to many fields of technological know-how and his efforts directed in the direction of CSIR's early improvement, CSIR grew to become Australia's significant examine company. In April 1961 the best Minister of Australia, Sir Robert Menzies, commenting at the loss of life of Rivett, acknowledged: 'David Rivett was once one of many maximum Australians of our time. He mixed an absolute top notch brain and nice clinical attainments with a beneficiant outlook and a quiet, yet pervading, enthusiasm. clinical study in Australia owes very much to him'.
The overseas medical magazine Nature in its factor of June 10, 1961, stated that Rivett was once 'a guy who had contributed maybe greater than the other to the current fit country of Australian technology. ... Rivett and his colleagues contrived, in a rustic woefully vulnerable in learn, to create an environment within which it might probably flourish... as soon as one had won his self assurance he used to be a powerful buddy and backer; he believed in delegating accountability and with it any credits that amassed, yet in instances of adversity he it was once who wanted to shoulder the blame'.
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RIVETT STROKE. This certainly failed to compare with the records of some of the magnificent athletes who sought the Rhodes that year. Yet his participation in College and University clubs, committees and meetings, indicated he was no mere academic. On 7th March, 1907, his mother received the following wire: MRS RIVETT YOUNG STREET ALBURY HAVE WON THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP BERT RIVETT QUEENS. CHAPTER THREE Australian at Edwardian Oxford 1907 - 1912 David Rivett and Stella Deakin met over a chemical solution in the senior laboratory of Melbourne's Chemistry school some months before David graduated.
G. Wells . . you could believe in anything and nothing and still hold respect providing you argued fairlyespecially if you were witty with it. . m. and make a fool of him before the assembled College and then make a friend of him. Here they leave him entirely alone at night-never attempt to make him feel the fool he may beand also never on any account make a friend of him. . I must say I rather like the English reserve. . With most of them there is nothing in the least offensive in the way they keep themselves away from freshers.
When the parson sought to protect the health of others he clashed with the town's wealthy. Nell says: One of our earliest experiences of our father's concern for people, his insistence upon justice rather than municipal red tape, led to what was characterised as the Bark Hut controversy. Typhoid had broken out in a family living in a shanty outside the town. Instead of enabling them to use all the measures then known and usually prescribed for disinfecting the dwelling the authorities ordered the hut to be burnt down together with all clothing.
David Rivett: fighter for Australian science by Rohan Rivett