Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Sydney, 16 September 1885. Died Sydney, 20 November 1952.
Walter Carne was supervisor of fresh fruit and vegetable exports for the Victorian Department of Commerce and Agriculture 1941-1950. Earlier he worked as a plant pathologist for CSIR in Western Australia and Tasmania 1929-1941. He was the son of Joseph Edmund Carne and the brother of Alan McArthur Carne.
Educated Sydney Technical College. Laboratory assistant, Hawkesbury Agricultural College 1906-11; scientific cadet, Department of Agriculture 1912-13; assistant agrostologist, Department of Agriculture 1914-15; 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance in the Middle East 1915-19; science master, Hawkesbury Agricultural College 1921-22; economic botanist and plant pathologist, Western Australian Department of Agriculture 1923-29, senior plant pathologist, Commonwealth Council for Scientific and industrial Research 1929-38; seconded to the Department of Commerce and Agriculture in Melbourne as supervisor of fresh fruit and vegetable exports 1938-41; joined the staff of the department 1941-50.
In 1928, the botanist Charles Gardner named Eucalyptus carnei in his honour.
Source: Extracted from: Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P002082b.htm 6/3/2014