Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science

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The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) is an organisation that was founded in 1888 by Archibald Liversidge as the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science to promote science. It was modelled on the British Association for the Advancement of Science. For many years, its annual meetings were a popular and influential way of promoting science in Australia and New Zealand. The current name has been used since 1930.

In the 1990s, membership and attendance at the annual meetings decreased as specialised scientific societies increased in popularity. Proposals to close the Association were discussed, but it continued after closing its office in Adelaide. It now operates on a smaller scale but is beginning to grow.[citation needed] The Annual Meetings are no longer held.

It holds lectures, for the medals and for other named lectures, both nationally and at state level.

Each year it organises Youth ANZAAS, an annual residential scientific forum attended by senior secondary students from Australian schools.

Awards

The Association awards two important medals; the Mueller medal, named in honour of Ferdinand von Mueller, botanist and pioneer environmentalist, and the ANZAAS medal.

ANZAAS Medal

The ANZAAS medal is awarded annually for services in the advancement of science or administration and organisation of scientific activities, or the teaching of science throughout Australia and New Zealand and in contributions to science which lie beyond normal professional activities.

Sculptor Andor Meszaros designed the Medal, which was first awarded in 1965.

Recipients

ANZAAS medal (obverse)
ANZAAS medal (reverse)

Mueller Medal

The Medal is awarded annually to a scientist who is the author of important contributions to anthropological, botanical, geological or zoological science, preferably with special reference to Australia.[3] It is named ofter Ferdinand von Mueller, the German/Australian botanist who was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Initiated in 1902, it was designed by Baldwin Spencer.

Recipients

ANZAAS Mueller Medal (obverse)
ANZAAS Mueller Medal (reverse)

Youth ANZAAS

Youth ANZAAS is an annual residential scientific forum for senior Australasian secondary school students from Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. This event is designed to provide students with a broad perspective on the aims and practice of scientific endeavour, ranging from satisfying curiosity and the drive to discover, to the application of science in the real world. It gives students the opportunity to visit world-class facilities where cutting edge research is undertaken and meet leading scientists.

Recent forums have been:

  • Youth ANZAAS 2017 – Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2016 – Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2015 – Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2014 – Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2013 – Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2012 – Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2011 – Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2010 – Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2009 – Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2008 – Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2007 – Perth, Western Australia.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2006 – Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2005 – Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2004 – Sydney, New South Wales.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2003 – Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2002 – Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Youth ANZAAS 2001 – Adelaide, South Australia.

In 2018 Youth ANZAAS has been proposed for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Youth ANZAAS 2014 Melbourne Itinerary

Programs

ANZAAS – Australian Synchrotron Inaugural Winter School

The ANZAAS – Australian Synchrotron Inaugural Winter School was launched in July 2009.

The four-day program aims to give young researchers – Honours, Masters and early PhD students – an understanding of synchrotron techniques and operation for research purposes. Participants attend lectures, tour the facility and perform beamline experiments that complement their lectures.

Publications

Report of the ... meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Australia and New Zealand. 1888–1930

1923 ANZAAS Congress in Wellington (NZ).
  • ... 1st Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. August–September 1888 – Conference PresidentH.C. Russell Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 2nd Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. January 1890 – Conference PresidentBaron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 3rd Meeting ... Christchurch, New Zealand. January 1891 – Conference PresidentSir James Hector Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 4th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. January 1892 – Conference PresidentSir Robert G.C. Hamilton Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 5th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. September 1893 – Conference PresidentProf Ralph Tate Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 6th Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. January 1895 – Conference PresidentSir Augustus Charles Gregory
  • ... 7th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. January 1898 – Conference PresidentProf. Archibald Liversidge Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 8th Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. January 1900 – Conference PresidentLt Col. Robert L.J. Ellery Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 9th Meeting ... Hobart, Victoria. January 1902 – Conference PresidentCaptain Frederick Wollaston Hutton Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 10th Meeting ... Dunedin, New Zealand. January 1904 – Conference PresidentSir Tannatt William Edgeworth David Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 11th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. January 1907 – Conference PresidentAlfred William Howitt Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 12th Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. January 1909 – Conference PresidentSir William Henry Bragg Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 13th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. January 1911 – Conference PresidentSir David Orme Masson Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 14th Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. January 1913 – Conference PresidentSir Tannatt William Edgeworth David Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 15th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. January 1921 – Conference PresidentSir Walter Baldwin Spencer Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 16th Meeting ... Wellington, New Zealand. January 1923 – Conference PresidentSir George Handley Knibbs
  • ... 17th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. August 1924 – Conference PresidentGeneral Sir John Monash
  • ... 18th Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. August 1926 – Conference PresidentProf. Edward Henry Rennie
  • ... 19th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. January 1928 – Conference PresidentRichard Hind Cambage
  • ... 20th Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. May–June 1930 – Conference PresidentErnest Clayton Andrews

Report of the ... meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. 1930–1997

Frontispiece from the report of the association's second meeting, held in Melbourne in January 1890
Estimate of ANZAAS congress attendees. Red points denote congresses held in New Zealand.
  • ... 21st Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. August 1932 – Conference PresidentSir John Hubert Plunkett Murray
  • ... 22nd Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. January 1935 – Conference PresidentSir Douglas Mawson
  • ... 23rd Meeting ... Auckland, New Zealand. January 1937 – Conference PresidentSir Albert Cherbury David Rivett
  • ... 24th Meeting ... Canberra, ACT. January 1939 – Conference PresidentSir Ernest Scott
  • ... 25th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. August 1940 / August 1946 – Conference PresidentProf. P. Marshall Digital Copy at archive.org
  • ... 26th Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. August 1947 – Conference President – Prof. A. E. V. Richardson
  • ... 27th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. January 1949 – Conference PresidentArthur Bache Walkom
  • ... 28th Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. 1951 – Conference PresidentProfessor Emeritus Sir Kerr Grant
  • ... 29th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. August 1952 – Conference PresidentSir Douglas Berry Copland
  • ... 30th Meeting ... Canberra, ACT. January 1954 – Conference PresidentSir Theodore Rigg
  • ... 31st Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. August 1955 – Conference PresidentSir Richard van der Riet Woolley
  • ... 32nd Meeting ... Dunedin, New Zealand. 1957 – Conference PresidentSir Frank Macfarlane Burnet
  • ... 33rd Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. August 1958 – Conference PresidentSir Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant
  • ... 34th Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. 1959 – Conference PresidentHerbert Cole H.C. Coombs
  • ... 35th Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. May–June 1961 – Conference PresidentSir Samuel Macmahon Wadham
  • ... 36th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. 1962 – Conference PresidentSir Noel Stanley Bayliss
  • ... 37th Meeting ... Canberra, ACT. January 1964 – Conference PresidentSir Frederick William George White
  • ... 38th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. 1965 – Conference PresidentSir Rutherford Ness Robertson
  • ... 39th Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. 1967 – Conference PresidentSir Fred Joyce Schonell
  • ... 40th Meeting ... Christchurch, New Zealand. 1968 – Conference PresidentProf. Sir John Grenfell Crawford
  • ... 41st Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. 1969 – Conference PresidentSir Charles Alexander Fleming
  • ... 42nd Meeting ... Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 1970 – Conference PresidentProf. Samuel Warren Carey
  • ... 43rd Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. 1971 – Conference PresidentSir Gustav Victor Joseph Nossal
  • ... 44th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. 1972 – Conference PresidentProf. Robert George Ward
  • ... 45th Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. 1974 – Conference PresidentProf. Eric John Underwood
  • ... 46th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. January 1975 – Conference PresidentThe Hon. Mr Justice John Halden Wootten
  • ... 47th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. 1976 – Conference President – Prof. W.D. Barrie
  • ... 48th Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. 1977 – Conference PresidentDr Lloyd Evans
  • ... 49th Meeting ... Auckland, New Zealand. 1979 – Conference PresidentDr Keith Leonard Sutherland
  • ... 50th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. 1980 – Conference PresidentProf. Sir Geoffrey Malcolm Badger
  • ... 51st Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. 1981 – Conference PresidentDr Graham Wesley Butler
  • ... 52nd Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. 1982 – Conference PresidentSir Zelman Cowen
  • ... 53rd Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. 1983 – Conference PresidentProf. Ralph Owen Slatyer
  • ... 54th Meeting ... Canberra, ACT. 1984 – Conference PresidentSir Gustav Victor Joseph Nossal
  • ... 55th Meeting ... Melbourne, Victoria. 1985 – Conference PresidentSir Edmund Percival Hillary
  • ... 56th Meeting ... Palmerston, New Zealand. 1987 – Conference PresidentSir David Stuart Beattie
  • ... 57th Meeting ... Townsville, Queensland. 1987 – Conference PresidentSir Bruce Watson
  • ... 58th Meeting ... Sydney, New South Wales. 1988 – Conference PresidentProf. Geoffrey Norman Blainey
  • ... 59th Meeting ... Hobart, Tasmania. 1990 – Conference PresidentDr. Brian H. Walker
  • ... 60th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. 1991 – Conference President – Prof. David Boyd
  • ... 61st Meeting ... Brisbane, Queensland. 1992 – Conference PresidentDr. Robyn Williams AM
  • ... 62nd Meeting ... Perth, Western Australia. September 1993 – Conference PresidentThe Hon. Barry Owen Jones
  • ... 63rd Meeting ... Geelong, Victoria. September 1994
  • ... 64th Meeting ... Newcastle, New South Wales. 1995
  • ... 65th Meeting ... Canberra, ACT. 1996
  • ... 66th Meeting ... Adelaide, South Australia. 1997

A 67th Meeting was scheduled for Hobart in 1998 but did not proceed.

References

  1. ^ "Associate Professor awarded ANZAAS Medal for services to science". Monash University. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Professor Tom Spurling awarded ANZAAS Medal for scientific achievement Swinburne University of Technology, 15 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ ANZAAS > Mueller Medal Recipients (1904-2005) archive.is Retrieved 9 July 2017,
  4. ^ Breukner, Martin. Resource Curse or Cure. p. 24. 
  • Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (1888–1930) at Australian Science at Work, accessed 28 February 2007
  • Elkin, A.P. (1962), A Goodly Heritage: ANZAAS Jubilee Science in New South Wales, Sydney, V.C.N. Blight, Government Printer
  • MacLeod, Roy (1988), The Commonwealth of Science – ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia 1888–1988, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-554683-0.
  • Williams, Robyn (1997), A New Life for ANZAAS – Ockam's Razor, ABC Radio National. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/new-life-for-anzaas/3565128

External links

  • Official website
  • Museum Victoria Archive
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