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Corporate entry Bureau of Mineral Resources (1946 - 1992)

Commonwealth of Australia

From
11 June 1946
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
To
13 August 1992
Functions
Earth Sciences and Resources
Reference No
CA 218
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

The Bureau of Mineral Resources was created in June 1946, for the purpose of providing advice and research for the mining industry. The Bureau was situated in Melbourne, Victoria, from 1946 until 1948, when it moved to its Canberra location.

Timeline

 1946 - 1992 Bureau of Mineral Resources
       1992 - Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO)

Related People

Published resources

Books

  • Wilkinson, R., Rocks to Riches: the Story of Australia's National Geological Survey, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards (N.S.W.), 1996, 446 pp. Details

Conference Papers

  • Fisher, H., ''The Bureau of Mineral Resources' Contribution to the Geological Mapping of Australia', in D. F. Branagan; G. S. Gibbons and K. S. Williams (eds), Edgeworth David Day Symposium: Geological Mapping of Two Southern Continents: the Geological Mapping of Australia - From David to 1:50000; the Geology of Antarctica-Exploration to Exploitation?, Edgeworth David Society, Sydney, 1988, pp. 55-59. Details

Edited Books

  • Johns, R.K. (ed.), History and role of government geological surveys in Australia, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1976, 111 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_b.html. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Noakes, Lyndon Charles (1914-1990), Geologist, Coast Watcher and Public Servant', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, pp. 223-4. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Öpik, Armin Aleksander (1892-1983), Palaeontologist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2013, pp. 247-8. Details
  • Laurie, John R., 'John Helsby Shergold 1938-2006', Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists , vol. 34, 2007, pp. 1-16. Details
  • Mackenzie, Doug, 'Ian Sweet d. 28 December 2013', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, vol. 171, June, 2014, p. 39. Details
  • McCracken, Ken, 'Rayner, Jack Maxwell (1906-1982), Geophysicist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, p. 330. Details
  • Shephard, Denis, 'Geophysical Instruments in the National Historical Collection', Preview, vol. 163, 2013, pp. 21-7. Details

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