Flinders University's Earth Sciences 1963 - 1972
As a past Adelaide and Flinders University Professor of Mathematics and Oceanography, I have read with consternation on a Flinders University Web Page the statement:
Founded in 1973, Earth
Sciences at Flinders University is unique in
Australia in offering a range of inter-disciplinary teaching and research on
many aspects of our natural environment. These include the "solid Earth"
(geology,geophysics and marine geoscience) and the "fluids" (meteorology
oceanography and hydrology). The School is associated with two centres of
excellence in Airborne Research Australia and the National Tidal Facility,
and is closely connected with the Centre for Groundwater Studies. These
resources make Flinders one of the pre-eminent centres of Earth Science
activity within Australia.
I owe it to my former colleagues, my students, future staff and myself to present here a range of newspaper cuttings from the years 1965 onwards, collected by my then highly valued secretary Mrs. Betty Parker.
AA Adelaide Advertiser CT
Canberra Times SM Sunday
Mail WS SA Water
FU Flinders University N News PLT Port Lincoln Times
|AA - 16.2.1965||Sea research planned||A - 11.9.1967||Aims to find key to Blue Lake mystery|
|AA - 18.3.1965||Seas may hold key to economy||AA - 15.9.1967||Tide prediction by computer|
|AA - 10.11.1965||S.A. study of ocean problems||AA - 21.9.1967||Research on ocean|
|AA. - 4.5.1966||Scientific watch on S.A. waters||AA - 25.9.1967||Fish populations "wiped out"|
|AA - 18.6.1966||Horace Lamb Centre||AA - 5.10.1967||Gales curtain ocean study|
|AA - 10.8.1966
AA - 10.8.
|Appreciation of SA by Vice President of Russian Academy of Science S.A. study of oceans||N - 13.11.1967||Blue Lake again|
|AA - 11.8.1966||S.A. scientist lauds Soviet||AA - 15.11.1967||Lake color research|
|AA - 16.8.1966||S.A. scientist for Chile||WS - 22.12.1967||Relic of the past - Old anchor recovered at Grange|
|AA - 30.8.1966||Research role for students||AA - 2.4.1968||Wife sees her mountain|
|AA - 14.9.1966||S.A. to chart tides||AA - 24.5.1968||S.A. role in ocean research|
|CT- 1.2.1967||Ocean study could help control our climate||AA - 31.7.1968||"Floating Lab" due|
|AA - 28.2.1967||S.A. study of canyons||AA - 8.8.1968||A. soils authority made professor|
|AA - 2.3.1967||SA man for sea survey||AA - 26.12.1968||.Full-time job on the ocean|
|AA - 21.3.1967||S.A. scientist finds biggest sea canyon||AA - 1.2.1969||Tide study has cost $ 100,000|
|AA - 25.4.1967||Coast bagged by tide gauge||PLT - 13.2.1969||To study sea effect on weather|
|AA - 11.5.1967||Machine to clock waves||FU - March, 1969||New development in oceanography|
|AA - 12.5.1967||Wave study||AA - April 1969||Govt. aware of S.E. need|
|AA - 20.5.1967||Funds 'need' of research||N - 14.8.1969||KI may get marine research station|
|AA - 3.5.1967||Sewer ocean study||AA - 12.4.1969||$1,500 as reward|
|AA - 13.7.1967||Tide survey of continent||N - 15.9.1969||Iceberg plan not feasible|
|SM - 1.7.1967||FISH four steps urged to lift industry in S.A.||N - 23.10.1969||20 Flinders members in study party|
|SM - 15.7.1967||What's happened to our weather
Big 'hot' water bottle guarding S.A.
|AA - 4.12.1969||Seeking ocean secrets|
|AA - 5.8.1967||Computerised ship coming; navigates by satellite|
|SM - 9.9.1967||Blue Lake may give up secret|
Details of the many reports, papers and theses during these years are listed in the Horace Lamb Centre Reports in the Flinders Library. My biographies "SURVIVAL" (Bangkok 1992) and "Königsberg - Melbourne/ Vertreibung aus Ostpreußen im Dritten Reich" (Nordostdeutsches Kulturwerk, Lüneburg, 1998) give personal details.
Prof. Dr. R. Radok
(deceased September 2004)
28/3 Mu 13 NongNae 24120 Thailand