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Ergon Larsen (1928–1969)

Egon Larsen was accidently killed in a vehicle accident 300 km north of Makassar in Sulawesi (Celebes) on 29th April. Mr. Larsen was on a seed collecting expedition jointly sponsored by F.A.O. and the Forestry and Timber Bureau, and was accompanied by Mr. Alan Cameron of the Papua and New Guinea Forest Service. Mr. Cameron was injured in the same accident but has now returned home.

Egon Larsen was born in Denmark in 1928, and obtained the degree M.Sc.For. (Copenhagen) in 1952. He worked in Denmark for two years, and subsequently was a Scientific Officer, F.R.I., Rotorua, New Zealand Forest Service (1954–1962) and Forestry Officer, F.R.I, Forestry and Timber Bureau, Canberra (1962–1969).

Egon Larsen was Officer-in-Charge, Seeds Section, Forest Research Institute from 1962–1969. He has undertaken seed collection expeditions to U.S.A. and Mexico. During 1967 he advised on reforestation with eucalypts in Colombia, under an F.A.O. assignment. He was a member of the F.A.O. Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources which met in Rome in 1968.

Egon Larsen was married, with 3 children.

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'Larsen, Ergon (1928–1969)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]




29 April, 1969 (aged ~ 41)
Sulawesi, Indonesia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident

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