Tall Poppies Progran

This project is an initiative of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre and the Australian Institute of Political Science, Tall Poppies Program.

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Macfarlane Burnet

Mac Burnet was one of the great Australian scientists. He was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1960 and Director of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1944-65.

Events in 1999 celebrating the centenary of his birth:

Take a look at his Encyclopedia of Australian Science entry to find out more about his life and contribution to Australian science and the general community, as well as links to other resources, available both online and offline.