Prof GL (Bill) McClymont. 08.05.1920 - 06.05.2000
Professor G.L. (Bill) McClymont, Agriculturalist,
Humanitarian Educator and Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Rural Science
(1956-1976) died 6 May 2000.
The "McClymont Foundation" has been established for the future
development of Rural Science in his honour. Prospective donors please
correspond with John Davidson, Treasurer RSGA, 1 Golf Links Rd, Armidale NSW
Sydney Morning Herald Obituary
From ABC Local News ...
Hundreds turn out to farewell farming stalwart
18 May 2000: In Armidale yesterday, hundreds of people attended a memorial
service for a man widely regarded as the pioneer of sustainable agriculture in
Professor Bill McClymont, who founded the Faculty of Rural Science at the
University of New England and became its dean for 18 years, died in Sydney
earlier this month.
Professor McClymont built up an international reputation for agricultural
research, and at yesterday's memorial service, plans were announced for an
international foundation to further rural science in his honour.
Agricultural pioneer and academic dies in Sydney
9 May 2000: The man who founded the Faculty of Rural Science at the
University of New England and widely-regarded as the pioneer of sustainable
agriculture in Australia, Professor Bill Mclymont, has died in Sydney.
Professor Mclymont founded the faculty of rural science
in 1955 and became its dean for 18 years. He was originally a vet, and a winner of the University of Sydney Medal. He is attributed as being the first to coin the phrase
"Sustainable Agriculture", linking ecology with rural activities.
He died on the weekend, following a long illness. He would have turned 80