Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Wild, A. S, retirement, new appointments

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THE Department of Agriculture moves into the 1970s with many of its senior positions filled by officers appointed within the last few months of 1969. The new men replace personalities who have for many years dominated the agricultural scene in Western Australia—pioneers of scientific agriculture who, in their many years of service with the Department, helped to establish prosperous farming industries in many parts of the State. Later they were largely responsible for the tremendous agricultural development that took place from 1946 to 1969.

One of the Department of Agriculture's best known agricultural advisers was Mr. A. S. Wild, who retired last year as Chief of the Wheat and Sheep Division.