Event 2015 - Announcement by W. M. Hughes at the University of Melbourne that results in the creation of the CSIR/CSIRO (22 December 1915)

22 December 1915
22 December 1915

During a lunchtime address at the University of Melbourne on 15 December 1915, Prime Minister W. M. Hughes announced that his government would support the foundation of the CSIR/CSIRO.

Published Resources


  • Currie, George and Graham, John, The Origins of CSIRO: Science and the Commonwealth Government, 1901-1926, CSIRO Publishing, 1996. Details