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 Ian William Wark

Ian Wark

Ian Wark (8 May 1899 - 20 April 1985) undertook fundamental research that had a major impact on the mining industry in Australia, and indeed around the world. He became a leading figure in CSIRO and had very clear ideas on the purposes of scientific research and its relationship to the wider community.

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 on the Web and in print.