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Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (New Zealand)

Foundation

Founded in 1926 by (amongst others) Ernest Marsden.[1] Initially funding from sources such as the Empire Marketing Board.[2]

Structure

Initially five divisions[3]

  • Geophysics Division from 1951[4]

Dissolution

Reconstituted into profit-motivated entities called Crown Research Institutes by the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992, with some further consolidation since.

See also

Further reading

  • DSIR: Making Science Work for New Zealand. Ross Galbreath. ISBN 9780864733542

References

  1. ^ "2. Organising agricultural science – Agricultural and horticultural research – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". Teara.govt.nz. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Sheep-raising poster from 1927 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online". Nzhistory.net.nz. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  3. ^ "3. DSIR research – Agricultural and horticultural research – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". Teara.govt.nz. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Our History / About Us / Home - GNS Science". Gns.cri.nz. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
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