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Samuel Wadham arrived from England in 1926 as Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne. A man who was prepared to ignore heat, dust and flies to talk to farmers in remote districts, Wadham defied the then accepted image of a university educator, being unpretentious and at ease socially in all surroundings. Through government bodies he shaped soldier settlement, endorsed the Snowy Mountain Scheme and helped scuttle plans to settle European migrants on peasant farms. This fascinating biography also reveals the complexities of his character and his family life.show more

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 612.36g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 29 b&w photos
  • 0522849342
  • 9780522849349
  • 2,076,658

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"Wadham is a book that should be widely read by social and natural scientists." --"Agricultural Science"show more

About Ross Humphreys

Ross Humphreys is a professor and honorary research consultant in agricultural science at the University of Queensland. He has was head of the department of agriculture for 13 years and pro-vice chancellor of biological sciences until 1993. He is the author of The Evolving Science of Grassland Improvement, Seeds of Progress: An Agricultural Scientist in Southeast Asia, and Clunies Ross.show more