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Helen Newton Turner interviewed by Ann Moyal [sound recording]
Bib ID 2600210
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Newton Turner, Helen, 1908-1995, interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1993 Jan. 13 
2 tape reels (ca. 84 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in. 
Summary

Helen Newton Turner, statistician and geneticist, describes her career and achievements in statisticis and genetics. She speaks of her family background; architecture studies at Sydney University; becoming interested in the new discipline of statistics while working at CSIR as a secretary; studying statistics at University College London and Rothamsted Experiment Station; work with the Division of Animal Health and Production on merino sheep breeding; improvements achieved in wool production and measurement; twinning experiments; the Booroola flock; memories of Clunies Ross; the dissemination of research results internationally; projects for ADAB and FAO; science and religion; her awards.

Notes

Recorded at the studios of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney on 13 January 1993.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-204043891

Edited version of interview published in: Portraits in science / compiled...by Ann Moyal. [Canberra] : National Library of Australia, c1994.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (typescript, 46 leaves) available. 
Subjects Newton Turner, Helen, 1908-1995 -- Interviews.  |  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia)  |  CSIRO Division of Animal Health and Production.  |  Statisticians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Geneticists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Sheep -- Breeding -- Australia.  |  Wool -- Australia -- Measurement.
Other authors/contributors Moyal, Ann, 1926-2019, interviewer

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