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Biographical entry Cotton, Leo Arthur (1883 - 1963)

11 November 1883
Nymagee, New South Wales, Australia
12 July 1963
New Port, New South Wales, Australia
Geologist and Geographer


Leo Arthur Cotton was appointed Professor of Geology and Physical Geography at the University of Sydney 1925-48 after being associated with the department from 1908.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Leo Arthur Cotton - Records, 1907 - 1920, MS 142; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Leo Arthur Cotton - Records, 1908 - 1964, P 45; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Blackburn, G., 'Arthur Cotton and Irrigation in Tasmania 1839-1843', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 119, 1985, pp. 1-5. Details
  • Browne, W. R., 'Obituary - Professor L. A. Cotton', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 26, no. 3, 1963, pp. 81-82. Details
  • Cotton, Leo A., 'Obituary: Carl Adolf Sussmilch', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 9, no. 6, 1947, p. 213. Details
  • Cotton, Leo A., 'Obituary: Ernest Clayton Andrews', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 1948, pp. 48-49. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.