Dorothy Hill - image courtesy John Jell. Portrait by Lola McCausland (1967), collection of The University of Queensland - reproduced with permission.

ESHG Biographies

Australian Geology Hall of Fame
Australian geology has grown over time through the efforts of professional and amateur geologists in government, academic institutions and industry. Please click on the images below to read the the biographies of innovative and influential individuals in Australian geology:

Henry Yorke
Lyell Brown

1844 -1928

Robert Logan
Jack

1845 - 1921 

Sir Douglas 
Mawson

1882 - 1958

Edward Sydney
Simpson

1875 - 1939

William Rowan
Browne

1884 -1975

Germaine Anne
Joplin

1903 - 1989

David Roger
Oldroyd

1936 - 2014

Neville Cecil
Stevens

1926 - 2011

Reverend William
Branwhite Clark

1798 -1878

Haddon Forrester
King
1905 - 1990

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   Harold George
Raggatt

1900 - 1968

Henry William 
Beamish Talbot

1874 - 1957

Sir Tannatt William 
Edgeworth David

1858 - 1934

Andrew
Gibb Maitland

1864 - 1951

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Alfred
Selwyn

1842 - 1902

Walter George
Woolnough

1876 - 1958 

Biographies of many influential Australian geoscientists are yet to be included here, and a list of possible candidates is given below. Readers are welcome to submit biographies of these or any others to the Secretary of the Earth Science History Group John Jell - j.jell@bigpond.com

  • Edward de Courcy Clarke
  • Irene Crespin
  • Richard Daintree
  • Samuel Benson Dickinson
  • Norman Henry (Doc) Fisher
  • Charles Gould
  • John Walter Gregory
  • Dorothy Hill
  • Edwin Sherbon Hills
  • Terence D Hills
  • Joseph Beete Jukes
  • Clive Loftus-Hills
  • Nelly Ludbrook
  • Lyndon Charles Noakes
  • Reginald Claude Sprigg
  • William Harper Twelvetrees
  • George Henry Frederick Ulrich
  • Mary Wade
  • Leonard Keith Ward
  • Samuel Warren Carey