Noel Meurant

Mr Meurant graduated with a Diploma in Horticulture at the Queensland Agricultural High School and College (now UQ Gatton) before joining the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in 1953.

His contribution to tropical horticulture has been recognised internationally, particularly in plant breeding, research and extension.

He developed and conducted plant propagation courses in most of the major tropical fruit regions in Queensland and the Northern Territory and is widely recognised as the “father of the Australian mango industry”.

He retired in 2001 after a 50-year career with the DPI, during which time he established the Bowen Horticulture Research Station.

Awards

Gatton Gold Medal
2003

Qualifications

Queensland Diploma in Horticulture
1954