A History of Excellence
The Waite Research Institute bears the name and keeps alive the vision of Peter Waite by upholding and supporting the Waite's long history of excellence in agricultural research.
With the generous bequest of 500 acres of land and Urbrrae house by Peter Waite to The University of Adelaide, the Waite Agricultural Research Institute was established in 1924 as a world-class research facility. Nearly 90 years later the Waite Campus is Australia's leading research, education and commercialisation precinct for agricultural science.
'Peter Waite Day', an annual event sponsored by WRI to mark the anniversary of Peter Waite's birthday, provides an opportunity for staff from all the organisations co-located on the campus, as well as from the adjacent Urrbrae Agricultural High School, to gather and celebrate the legacy and remarkable foresight of Peter Waite, as well as further build the research networks and collaborations that make the Waite Campus unique.
For more information about the history of Peter Waite please visit the Urrbrae House Website.
"We have now reached a point when it behoves us to call science to our aid to a greater extent than hitherto has been done, otherwise we cannot hope to keep in the forefront." Peter Waite 1913.