Allan Callaghan: A Life

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Melbourne University Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 145 pages
Allan Callaghan is best known as a distinguished agricultural scientist who steered the Australian Wheat Board through difficult years of fluctuating wheat prices, varying market demand, and political turmoil. He was also a brilliant educator -- his years as principal of Roseworthy Agricultural College established it as a premier institute -- a skillful diplomat, and astute administrator. His commitment to Australian agriculture was a motivating force throughout his life. Never afraid to work towards his own objectives, his career was punctuated by dexterous maneuvers with government officials. Socially adept, articulate, and witty, he could tell stories against himself and quickly perceive the funny side of any situation. This carefully researched biography reveals Callaghan's capacities and his commitments and hints at his passionate and emotional side and complex personality.

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Ross Humphreys is a professor emeritus and honorary research consultant in agricultural science at the University of Queensland. He is the author of "Allan Callaghan: A Life," "The Evolving Science of Grassland Improvement," and "Tropical Pasture Utilisation,"

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