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Cawthron Institute biochemistry lab, around 1950

Cawthron Institute biochemistry lab, around 1950

Workers are shown in the biochemistry laboratory at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, around 1949. At left is Joyce Watson, who worked on the chemical analysis of tobacco. The laboratory analysed a range of agricultural and horticultural products. The institute employed a number of chemists, including Thomas Easterfield, the Cawthron's first director.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - New Zealand research institutions, 1870s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 22 Oct 2014