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Scientist, Born 1901, Adelaide SA, Died 2000
Sir Marcus Oliphant is a founding father of the Australian National University in Canberra and a former Governor of South Australia. In 1927 he became part of a team at Cambridge University, whose task was to split the atom. After the bomb was used against civilians in Hiroshima, he went on to devote his considerable scientific talent and energies to finding peaceful uses for atomic power. He was interviewed for Film Australia's Australian Biography series in 1992.

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