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Biographical entry Carne, Joseph Edmund (1855 - 1922)

Born
12 February 1855
Urana, New South Wales, Australia
Died
23 July 1922
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Museum curator

Summary

Joseph Edmund Carne was New South Wales Assistant Government Geologist 1902-16 and then Government Geologist 1916-19. Earlier he was a member of the Geological Survey of New South Wales from 1879 and curator of the Mining and Geological Museum, Sydney 1883-1892.

Details

Born Urana, New South Wales, 12 February 1855. Died Sydney, 23 July 1922. Educated Sydney Technical College (geology). Station-hand, outback New South Wales and Queensland; Geological Survey of New South Wales 1879-83; curator, Mining and Geological Museum 1883-92; geological surveyor on the field staff 1892-94; Prospecting Board 1894-1902; assistant government geologist 1902-16; government geologist 1916-19. Clarke Medal 1920. Father of Alan McArthur and Walter Mervyn Carne (qq.v.) The Carne River in Papua is named in his honour.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1888 - 1919, A3979; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1912, ML MSS 776; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1882 - 1895, MS 1632; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1911 - 1914, MS 2609; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Private hands (Carne, P.B.)

  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1880 - 1960; Private hands (Carne, P.B.). Details

State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room

  • Joseph Edmund Carne - Records, 1900 - 1919, 2/653-658; State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, E.C., 'The Heroic Period of Geological Work in Australia.', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. lxxvi, 1942, pp. 96-128. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.