Russell Grimwade

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Sir Wilfrid Russell Grimwade (15 October 1879 - 2 November 1955) was an Australian chemist, botanist, industrialist and philanthropist. He was the son of Frederick Sheppard Grimwade and brother of Harold Grimwade.[1]

An endowment by Grimwald in 1929 was used to create the Russell Grimwade Prize, a scholarship for study of forestry. As of 2018, the annual prize value is $40,000.[2][3] In 1934, he presented Cooks' Cottage to Victoria after purchasing it in England and shipping it to Australia.[4]

He received a CBE in 1935 and was knighted in 1950.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Grimwades of Melbourne". Smith's Weekly. XXVIII, (38). New South Wales, Australia. 16 November 1946. p. 4. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "FORESTRY". The Canberra Times. 3, (419). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 13 February 1929. p. 5. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Russell Grimwade Prize worth $40,000". Forest and Wood Products Australia.
  4. ^ "CAPTAIN COOK'S' COTTAGE HANDED OVER". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 16 October 1934. p. 16. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "He 'melted' the air..." The Argus (Melbourne). Victoria, Australia. 3 November 1955. p. 5. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "AUSTRALIANS WHO WERE KNIGHTED". Northern Star. New South Wales, Australia. 8 June 1950. p. 1. Retrieved 16 August 2018 – via National Library of Australia.