The Waite Agricultural Research Institute
The First Fifty Years 1924-1974
by V. A. Edgeloe
The Waite Agricultural Research Institute, 1984, ISBN 0959054006, b/w photographs, photographic end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket,
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
'What led Peter Waite to found within the University of Adelaide and institution for education and research in the agricultural sciences: And how far the Institute so founded fulfilled - indeed surpassed - the objectives that he had in mind? This book records, in Waite's own words, his motives and objectives; it then outlines the growth of the Institute in staff, resources, activities and achievements during its first fifty years.
That growth has seen the Institutes' educational service attract the great majority of its post graduate students from other Australian States and from countries overseas, transition of its research function from problems of immediate practical concern to contributions to fundamental science, and the provision of expert professional service to, and in, developing countries.'