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Reference to the index of John Reynolds (1899-1986), distinguished Tasmanian metallurgist, with an interest in journalism and historical research.

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Reynolds, John and Reynolds, H and Giordano, Margaret and Barton, Toby and Baillieu, William Lawrence and Miller, Edmund Morris (2010) Reference to the index of John Reynolds (1899-1986), distinguished Tasmanian metallurgist, with an interest in journalism and historical research. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

John Reynolds (1899-1986) was educated at Friends' School, Hobart, and Hobart Technical School, where he studied chemistry. He had a distinguished career as a metallurgist, starting with the E.Z.Co., and played a leading role in the establishment of the Australian aluminium industry with its beginnings at Bell Bay following the discovery of bauxite at Ouse in 1943. In 1939, at the beginning of the War, he was seconded to the Public Service as Commerce Officer, Department of Agriculture, Commerce & Industry Section, Hobart, to advise on the production of industrial charcoal for carbide manufacture. He was involved in making a contract for the sale of wolfram and tungsten to the British Government. He held a number of advisory and official posts in Tasmania during the next two decades, including responsibility for the implementation of the Grain Reserve Act 1950. John Reynolds main interest, however, lay in journalism and historical research. He won a Commonwealth Literary Fund Award for his biography of Toby Barton. He wrote a life of William Lawrence Baillieu, Launceston -the history of an Australian City (1969); Men & Mines (1974) and articles for the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Transactions of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association. His last book, Countries of the mind, a biography of Edmund Morris Miller, completed in collaboration with Margaret Giordano, was published in 1987 after his death. Contains desk diaries historical notes, correspondence. Private Deposit DX.17

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit DX.17
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 06:30
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2013 01:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11046
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