Keith Barley

Supervisor and Friend

This is a tribute to the late Keith Barley who supervised my postgraduate work at the Waite Institute in 1967 and 1968.He was a wonderful supervisor who quickly became a friend. His wife Anne got into the picture because often on Fridays after a beer or two at the Arkaba we would go on to dinner at their home. Sometimes we would meet at other times and one weekend they took me on my first visit to an art gallery.  That was probably important because later I married an artist! Their influence went well beyond soil-plant relations and it was all for the good. It was in Keith’s office that I first saw Quadrant and The Australian Humanist , and of course later on he introduced me to the works of Karl Popper.

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