BENNETTS CBE Dr Harold William (Bill)

1898 – 1970

Harold worked at the Department of Agriculture from 1925 to 1959. He was its first veterinary pathologist, and was one of Australia’s most eminent veterinary scientists.

His particular strengths included the identification of diseases due to bacterial toxins, the role of a particular strain of subterranean clover in the development of infertility in ewes, and the identification of diseases due to deficiency of trace elements. His discoveries were of far-reaching benefit to Western Australian agriculture.