Item 9 - Interview with F. D. Cruickshank

Part 1: Interview with F. D. Cruickshank Part 2: Interview with F. D. Cruickshank Part 3: Interview with F. D. Cruickshank Part 4: Interview with F. D. Cruickshank Transcript of Cruickshank interview

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Interview with F. D. Cruickshank


  • c1978-1983 (Creation)

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(1908 - 1990)

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Fletcher Cruickshank worked in the physics department at the University of Tasmania from 1930-1973, rising through the ranks from senior demonstrator to reader. He helped in the Optical Munitions Panel during World War II. After the war he continued in optical research and collaborated with Waterworth Brothers. Born Hobart, 3 July 1908. Died October 1990. Educated University of Tasmania (BSc 1930, DSc 1946). Senior demonstrator in physics, University of Tasmania 1930, assistant lecturer 1930-35, lecturer 1936-47, senior lecturer 1948, associate professor 1949-61, reader 1962-73.

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Interview in four parts with Fletcher Donaldson Cruickshank, Physics, UTAS. This recording forms part of a collection of interviews with UTAS staff, former staff and alumni students. The interviews were conducted by Mrs Hilary Webster, John Roberts and others as part of the University of Tasmania Centenary Committee Oral History Project chaired by Prof. Michael Roe, School of History 1978 - 1983

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE July2019




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