Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) is an organisation that was founded in 1888 by Archibald Liversidge as the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science to promote science. It was modelled on the British Association for the Advancement of Science. For many years, its annual meetings were a popular and influential way of promoting science in Australia and New Zealand. The current name has been used since 1930.
In the 1990s, membership and attendance at the annual meetings decreased as specialised scientific societies increased in popularity. Proposals to close the Association were discussed, but it continued after closing its office in Adelaide. It now operates on a smaller scale but is beginning to grow. The Annual Meetings are no longer held.
It holds lectures, for the medals and for other named lectures, both nationally and at state level.
Each year it organises Youth ANZAAS which is an annual residential scientific forum attended by students from Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Australian schools. Recent ones have been:-
- Youth ANZAAS 2010 - Sydney, New South Wales.
- Youth ANZAAS 2009 - Melbourne, Victoria.
- Youth ANZAAS 2008 - Dunedin, New Zealand.
- Youth ANZAAS 2007 - Perth, Western Australia.
- Youth ANZAAS 2006 - Adelaide, South Australia.
- Youth ANZAAS 2005 - Sydney, New South Wales.
- Youth ANZAAS 2004 - Sydney, New South Wales.
- Youth ANZAAS 2003 - Melbourne, Victoria.
- Youth ANZAAS 2002 - Adelaide, South Australia.
- Youth ANZAAS 2001 - Adelaide, South Australia.
The Association awards two important medals; the Mueller medal, named in honour of Ferdinand von Mueller, botanist and pioneer environmentalist, and the ANZAAS medal.
The ANZAAS medal is awarded annually for services in the advancement of science or administration and organisation of scientific activities, or the teaching of science throughout Australia and New Zealand and in contributions to science which lie beyond normal professional activities.
Sculptor Andor Meszaros designed the Medal, which was first awarded in 1965.
- 1965 John Rustin Alfred McMillan
- 1967 Lionel Batley Bull
- 1968 Rutherford Ness Robertson
- 1969 Edward Holbrook Derrick
- 1970 Arthur Bache Walkom
- 1971 John Crawford
- 1972 Charles Alexander Fleming
- 1973 Ian William Wark
- 1975 Frederick William George White
- 1976 Eric John Underwood
- 1977 Herbert Cole Coombs
- 1979 Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant
- 1980 Frank John Fenner
- 1981 Geoffrey Malcolm Badger
- 1982 Gustav Joseph Victor Nossal
- 1983 Dorothy Hill
- 1984 John Paul Wild
- 1985 Mollie Elizabeth Holman
- 1987 Robert Hanbury Brown
- 1988 Derek John Mulvaney
- 1990 Arthur John Birch
- 1991 Ralph Owen Slatyer
- 1992 John Robert de Laeter
- 1993 Benjamin Klaas Selinger
- 1994 John Melvin Swan
- 1995 Harry Messel
- 1996 Arvi Parbo
- 1997 Graham Allen Ross Johnston
- 1998 Samuel Warren Carey
- 1999 Donald Walter Watts
- 2004 Peter Raven
- 2005 David Blair
- 2006 Raymond Stalker
- 2007 John Boldeman
The Medal is awarded annually to a scientist who is the author of important contributions to anthropological, botanical, geological or zoological science, preferably with special reference to Australia. It was initiated in 1902 and was designed by Baldwin Spencer.
- 1904 Alfred William Howitt
- 1907 James Peter Hill
- 1909 Tannatt William Edgeworth David
- 1911 Robert Etheridge
- 1913 Walter Howchin
- 1921 Richard Thomas Baker
- 1922 Charles Chilton
- 1923 Joseph Henry Maiden
- 1924 Andrew Gibb Maitland
- 1926 Frederic Wood Jones
- 1928 Leonard Cockayne
- 1930 Douglas Mawson
- 1932 John McConnell Black
- 1935 Robin John Tillyard
- 1937 Ernest Willington Skeats
- 1939 Thomas Harvey Johnston
- 1946 Earnest Clayton Andrews
- 1947? 1948? Cyril Tenison White
- 1949 William John Dakin
- 1951 William Noel Benson
- 1952 Heber Albert Longman
- 1954 James Arthur Prescott
- 1955 Lionel Batley Bull
- 1957 Adolphus Peter Elkin
- 1958 Hedley Ralph Marston
- 1959 William Rowan Browne
- 1961 Ian Murray MacKerras
- 1962 Frank MacFarlane Burnet
- 1964 Frank John Fenner
- 1965 Michael James Denham White
- 1967 Dorothy Hill
- 1968 Norman H Taylor
- 1969 John Cawte Beaglehole
- 1970 Rutherford Ness Robertson
- 1971 William Edward Hanley Stanner
- 1972 Douglas Frew Waterhouse
- 1973 Reginald John Moir
- 1975 Alfred Edward Ringwood
- 1976 Lindsay Dixon Pryor
- 1977 Archibald Keverall McIntyre
- 1979 Walter Victor MacFarlane
- 1980 J Horace Waring
- 1981 John Fredrick Adrian Sprent
- 1982 Isobel Bennett
- 1983 Leonard J Webb
- 1984 Lawrence Alexander Sidney Johnson
- 1985 Roy Woodall
- 1987 Hugh Bryan Spencer Womersley
- 1988 James Patrick Quirk
- 1990 Albert Russell Main
- 1991 Graham Frank Mitchell
- 1992 Adrienne Elizabeth Clarke
- 1993 Charles Rowland Twidale
- 1994 Michael Archer
- 1995 Winifred Curtis
- 1996 Sophie Charlotte Ducker
- 1997 Marilyn Renfree
- 2001 Mary E. White (palaeobotanist)
- 2005 Richard Shine
ANZAAS – Australian Synchrotron Inaugural Winter School
The ANZAAS – Australian Synchrotron Inaugural Winter School was launched in July 2009.
The four-day program aims to give young researchers – Honours, Masters and early PhD students – an understanding of synchrotron techniques and operation for research purposes. Participants attend lectures, tour the facility and perform beamline experiments that complement their lectures.
- Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (1888 - 1930) at Australian Science at Work, accessed 28 February 2007