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The plaque commemorates botanist Colin Barnard (1904 - 1974) who spent almost the whole of his working life with CSIRO.

In 1927 Barnard joined what was then the Division of Economic Botany of CSIRO and was seconded to the Commonwealth Research Station at Merbein, Victoria, and later transferred to Canberra. He studied growth and production in grape vines and developed a system for forecasting yield. He also worked on decline and dieback in apples.


Address:Clunies Ross Street, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Acton, 2600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.277778
Long: 149.11
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1992
Front Inscription
In memory of Colin Barnard M.B.E., D.Sc.
1904 - 1974

An Australian botanist with C.S.I. R.O. who initiated the phytochemical survey of our native flora and later studied Australian grasslands

Source: MA
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