For further information contact:

Dr Barry K Filshie
Executive Secretary Research Committee
Australia & Pacific Science Foundation
PO Box 9154
Port Macquarie NSW 2444



National: (02) 6582 7813
International: 61-2-6582 7813



National: (02) 6582 7814
International: 61-2-6582 7814

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Hermon Slade Foundation www.hermonslade.org.au

This Foundation was established in October 1995 by the generous benefaction of Mr George Hermon Slade AM.
The Foundation awards grants to Australian institutions for projects located in Australia and other countries of the
south west Pacific region.

Australian Orchid Foundation www.australianorchidfoundaton.org.au

The Australian Orchid Foundation, established in 1974, is a voluntary organization whose members are dedicated to
orchids, or are persons who are deeply interested in these plants, either in a cultural or scientific sense. The objects
of the foundation are very broad, and may be briefly summarized:
To collect, preserve, protect, promote, propagate, nurture and cultivate orchids of all species and hybrids.
To educate the public generally, and young people in particular, in the study of the sciences involving orchids.
To establish, conduct, manage, support and finance research in the study of orchids, their characteristics, distribution,
growth and preservation, promotion, propagation and cultivation.


Progress Report Pro Forma:

Fillable forms (in Adobe Acrobat format) may be downloaded here




Privately published by the Hermon Slade Raiatea Foundation in November 2007, this is a personal story of the family enterprise developed by the brothers Hermon and Russell Slade.

Australian industry has traditionally looked overseas for technology. The Polymer Story describes one family's determination to break that dependent mould. In building a company grounded in fundamental scientific understanding and original internal research, brothers Hermon and Russell Slade created an exception to the rule. The trading enterprise begun by their father in 1900 had, by mid century, become an innovative chemical manufacturer with diverse products: emulsifiers for food, cosmetics and textiles; plasticisers for lacquers and plastics; and synthetic resins for myriad applications - from paints to paper, from fishing lines to boats, from adhesives to keg linings. Called Polymer Corporation to denote the polymeric nature of its products, this company drew from the well of global science to create unique technological solutions to Australian industrial needs.

The book opens a window on a sector of the Australian chemical industry and reveals its participation in a major world-wide technological transformation.

Copies of this book may be purchased from the Foundation at a cost of AU$30.00 plus postage and handling. Click HERE to download order form.