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ANZAC fellowships - Australian awards 1984

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Department of

Education & Youth Affairs DIO/84 t o

24- February 1984


The New Zealand Government will offer Anzac Fellowships to four

Australians for study in New Zealand this year.

The awardees, who were nominated by the Australian Selection

Committee at the end of last year, are three Tasmanians - Miss

Heather Waddell of King Island. Mr Robert Bell of Snug, and

Dr Michael Statham of Riverside - and Mr Geoffrey MacArthur of

South Perth. Western Australia.

Miss Waddell is a farm adviser with King Island Dairy Products and

during her visit to New Zealand she will be studying pasturing

techniques and management aimed at achieving higher yields in the


Miss Waddell is a graduate from Dookie Agricultural College in


She is a member of the Farmers' and Graziers' Association, the

Dairy Industry Training Panel and the King Island Dairy Farmers


Miss Waddell will stay in New Zealand for from eight to 10 months

and she has arranged to visit Ruakura Animal Research Station and

the New Zealand Dairy Board.

Mr Bell, who is a co-ordinator of an Education Program for

Unemployed Youth in Glenorchy. has a Bachelor of Education degree

and a Diploma of Education from the University of Tasmania.

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Mr Bell expects to be in New Zealand from the beginning of May

until the end of July this year. He will visit the Vocational

Training Centres in Wellington and Auckland. and study educational

training programs for unemployed youth in regional centres.

Mr Bell, who is a member of the Kingsborough Concerned Group for

the Unemployed and the Australian Association of Adult Education,

is the inaugural convenor of the Education Program for Unemployed

Youth staff association. He is also a committee member for the

Community Youth Support Scheme in Kingston.

Dr Statham obtained his Ph.D degree from the University of

Tasmania in Agricultural Science.

He expects to visit New Zealand from May to August to study

experimental work in possum farming and the developing fitch

farming industry in relation to fur production.

Dr Statham is past president of the Society for Growing Australian

Plants and is a member of the Australian Society for Animal


Mr MacArthur is a partner with the forestry consulting firm

Gobby-Macarthur of Western Australia.

He is a graduate in Forestry Science from the Australian National

University. Canberra, and has also completed a Master's degree in

Natural Science from the University of Washington in the United


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Mr MacArthur intends to be in New Zealand from August to December

and he will visit and observe private and government forestry

activities and control systems. He will be in contact with the

New Zealand Forest Service. New Zealand Forestry Products and

J.G. Groome and Associates - New Zealand forestry consultants.

Mr MacArthur is a member of a number of Western Australian

organisations including the Institute of Foresters, the

Association of Consulting Foresters and the Australian Forest

Development Institute.

The Anzac Fellowship Scheme offers prestigious awards for

Australians to undertake training and study programs in New

Zealand. The Scheme was established in 1967 following discussions

between the two Governments.

The awards are essentially to enable Australians who have achieved

distinction in their professions to undertake specialised programs

(not necessarily academic) in New Zealand. It is expected that

the award will be of benefit to the recipients and their country

and will further good relations between Australia and New Zealand.

The program also provides for New Zealanders to undertake training

programs of a similar nature each year in Australia.

The awards provide a maintenance and dependents allowance (if

applicable), return air fares to New Zealand and other sundry



Selection Committee Secretary

Dick Grierson

Department of Education and Youth Affairs

CANBERRA A.C.T. Tel: (062) 897083