Harold William Bennetts
Harold William Bennetts CBE (18 July, 1898–28 August, 1970) was a veterinary pathology known for his ground-breaking research into diseases and pathogens of livestock, especially the toxic effects of some native Australian plants.
Born in Carlton, Victoria. he studied veterinary science at the University of Melbourne, earning his Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1919, and a Masters the following year. In 1921 he began working for the Commonwealth Department of Health as a Bacteriologist.
In 1925 Bennetts took up a position as veterinary pathologist for the Western Australian Department of Agriculture. While based at Avondale Agricultural Research Station he achieved world-wide recognition for his work identifying Bracillus ovitoxicus, and developing the enterotoxaemia vaccine, for which he received a CBE. In conjunction with Charles Gardner, his work on the toxic effects on livestock of some Western Australian plants resulted in the highly regarded book The Toxic Plants of Western Australia being published in 1956.
|NAME||Bennetts, Harold William|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1898|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Carlton, Victoria|
|DATE OF DEATH||1970|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Perth, Western Australia|