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Biographical entry Booth, Edgar Harold (1893 - 1963)

12 February 1893
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 December 1963
Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia


Edgar Booth was the first Warden of the New England University College 1937-1945. He had previously been a senior lecturer in physics at the University of Sydney 1919-1937.


Born Sydney, 12 February 1893. Died Sydney, 18 December 1963. Military Cross 1917. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1914, DSc 1936). Acting lecturer and demonstrator, University of Sydney 1915-16; Australian Imperial Forces 1916-19; senior lecturer in physics, University of Sydney 1919-37; consultant physicist, Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey 1928-30; warden, New England University College 1937-45; London representative, Australian Wool Board 1945-48. President, Science Teachers' Association of New South Wales 1928-32; president, Royal Society of New South Wales 1936-37; president, Northern New South Wales Committee of Services Education Advisory Council.

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  • Somerville, J. M., 'Obituary: Dr. Edgar Harold Booth', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 27, no. 1, 1964, pp. 15-16. Details

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