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Australian Agricultural Council Scholarships: awards for 1970



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MINISTER FOR

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AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL

SCHOLARSHIPS A :7Ai 1DS FOR 270

Statement y theI.iinister for Primary Industry

TIDE HON. J. D. ANTHONY

The Minister for Primary Industry, Mr. Anthony, announced

today that he had approved the award of Australian Agricultural

Council Scholarships, for courses commencing in 1970, to the following

twelve candidates:-

New South `..Tales

Mr. A. P. Black, 5 Holland Street, Chatswood. N.S.U.

i.ir . D. H. Freebairn, "Kinswood" Greenethorpe. N.S. I.

Victoria

Hr. 7. K. Gardner, "Coldstream Hill", Lily-dale. Vic.

Liss. S. J. '.':acts, "Grandview" U ;langandary, via 7an; aratta Vic.

Q,ueensland

Mr. R. L. Eisemann, 1.1 S 423, Hopeland, Chinchilla. Qld.

1r. R. B. Murray-Prior, Pavnigilly, Qld.

South Australia

Mr. A. H. Hopkins, FEB 177, Rocky diver Service, Kangaroo Island. S.A.

Miss. J. Atkinson, 17 Lionel Avenue, Blair Mho ,L S.A.

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Western Australia

Mr. G. Olsen, 41 Reserve Street, Bicton. I?.A.

Mr. G. B. Martin, Box 41, Bolgart. ;1.A.

Tasmania

Hr. P. Abetz, 84 hells Parade, Blaclanans Day. Tas.

I.1r. P. J. Bignell, "Thorpe", Bothwell. Tas,

The Commonwealth Government, at the request of the

Australian Agricultural Council, =ants these scholarships, two of

which are available in each State, to students commencing University

courses in Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural

Economics or Aaricultu`ral Engineering.

Selections are made from applicants who obtained Commonwealth

scholarships at the relevant State Taminations at the end of 1969,

qualifying them for matriculation.

In announcing the new awards, Mr. Anthony said that some

adjustment had been made to the value of these scholarships,

bringing the living allowance to 3710 p.a. with an increment of :50

in each subsequent year of the course. The additional allowance

paid to scholarship holders who were required to live array from home

had been increased to :1340 p.a.Compulsory fees and travelling

allowances would be paid under the Commonwealth scholarship award.

Mr. Anthony, in congratulating the successful applicants,

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said that these Agricultural Council Scholarships, which are not

subject to a means test and do not carry a bond, were achieving the

objectives for which they were planned, namely, to stimulate interest

in university courses in sciences related to agriculture and to

attract to these courses students of outstandi ability.

Canberra.

25th February, 1970.