2010 Faculty Research Report
Research in the Faculty - Historical Notes
The Faculty has a proud history of research in animal and veterinary science. The activities and achievements of the first half century were summarised in a 1951 paper by the Dean Prof H.R. Carne (Australian Veterinary Journal, p258-261, September 1951).
The report clearly identified the pillars that still stand today as the cornerstones of our research effort – animal health, animal husbandry, nutrition, anatomy, and it announced the beginnings of a new effort in animal genetics.
At this time the CSIRO was newly established from its forerunner, CSIR, with our former Dean, Prof W.I. Clunies Ross as the chairman. He had been instrumental in establishing the McMaster Laboratories in the now heritage building located on the Camperdown campus. The building and research it housed were a showpiece of CSIRO Animal Health, a program that was to set the agenda for CSIRO and its close interaction with the Faculty of Veterinary Science into the 1990s.