Dr Alastair Mackenzie Scholarship at Marcus Oldham College, Australia

Bachelor Scholarship in Business (Farm Business Management)at Marcus Oldham College, Australia 2012
Study Subject(s):Business (Farm Business Management)
Course Level:Bachelor
Scholarship Provider: Australian Wool Education Trust,Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation,BJ Underwood Pty Ltd,WISS Woolbrokers
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

This scholarship is available to students in the Bachelor of Business (Farm Business Management) in 2012

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: Alastair Mackenzie was born in 1922 at Trawalla House near Beaufort, Victoria. After leaving school during World War 2, he joined the Australian Navy and was trained in a radar ‘crash course’ at Sydney University before being posted to H.M.A.S. Australia, the flagship of the Australian Navy, as the Radar Officer. After the war, Alastair went to Cambridge University in England, where he graduated in Electrical Engineering. In the early 1970′s, Alastair looked into wool handling practices. Drawing on his own ideas and those of fellow producers, he built a new demonstration shearing shed complete with raised and curved shearing board and revolving wool tables. Alastair also had a passion for cutting wool marketing costs and helped form Economic Wool Producers in the mid 1970′s to sell wool by sample. Although EWP’s system was ground-breaking, it did not continue. Not to be defeated, Alastair and other Victorian wool producers established the Woolgrowers Independent Selling Services (WISS) to pioneer flat-rate selling charges and contracted wool handling. However it was the Stevlyon self-pinning wool press that was perhaps his greatest achievement.

How to Apply: Online, Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: 19 August, 2011

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