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Biographical entry David, Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858 - 1934)

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Born
28 January 1858
St Fagans, Glamorgan, Wales
Died
28 August 1934
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Surveyor

Summary

(Sir) Tannatt William David was Professor of Geology, University of Sydney 1891-1924, a member of the second British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. Earlier he was Assistant Geological Surveyor for the Geological Survey of New South Wales 1882-91.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 1907 - 1933, MS 005; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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

  • Arthur Wilberforce Jose - Records, 1919 - 1925, A7273; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 1912 - 1950; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 1907 - 1909, MS 12213; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 16 February 1931, M5043; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 1938, MS 9456; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Tannatt William Edgeworth David - Records, 1870 - 1963, P 11; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • 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, 156 pp. Details
  • Branagan, David, T. W. Edgeworth David: a Life, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2005, 648 pp. Details
  • Carey, S. Warren, Sir Edgeworth David Memorial Oration: Knight Errant of Science, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, 1990, 74 pp. Details
  • David, M. E., Professor David. The Life of Sir Edgeworth David, KBE, DSO, FRS, Arnold, London, 1937. Details
  • David, T. W. E., University Science Teaching. in University of Sydney Record of Jubilee Celebrations, W. Brooks & Co, Sydney, 1903. Details
  • Hobbs, W.H., Explorers of the Antarctic. "David. Discoverer of the South Magnetic Pole"., House of Field, New York, 1941, 47-123 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David, 1858-1934', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Oldroyd, David R., 'Griffith Taylor, Ernest Andrews et al: Early Ideas on the Development of the River Systems of the Sydney Region, Eastern Australia, and Subsequent Ideas on the Associated Geomorphological Problems', in Grapes, R. H., Oldroyd, D. R. and Grigelis, A. (eds), History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, Geological Society, London, 2008, pp. 241-77. Details
  • Vallance, T. G.; Branagan, D. F., 'David, Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858-1934), Geologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 218-221. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080242b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Branagan, D. F., 'David's Early Work, and his Predecessors', 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. 5-10. Details

Journal Articles

  • Branagan, D., 'Putting Geology on the Map: Edgeworth David and the Geology of the Commonwealth of Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981, pp. 30-57. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9810520030.htm. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Seeking Edgeworth David, Knight in the Old Brown Hat', National Library of Australia News, vol. 9, no. 11, 1999, pp. 7-11. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Edgeworth David's Try - Real or Imagined', Record (The University of Sydney Archives), vol. 2011, 2011, p. 18024. Details
  • Browne, W. R., 'Sir Edgeworth David, 1858-1934', The Sydney University Gazette, vol. 1, 1958, pp. 214-216. Details
  • Cooper, Barry J., '"Snowball Earth": the Early Contribution from South Australia', Earth Sciences History, vol. 29, 2010, pp. 121-45. Details
  • Corney, B.G. and David, T.W.E, 'Note on the Edible Earth from Fiji', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 33, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1899, pp. 224-227. Details
  • David, T. W. E., 'Archibald Liversidge', Journal of the Chemical Society, 1938, p. 589. Details
  • David, T.W. Edgeworth, 'Note on the Origin of "Kerosene Shale"', The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, Linnean Society of New South Wales, Sydney, 1889, pp. 483-500. Details
  • Macleod, Roy and Branagan, David, 'The Architect and the Statesman: Archibald Liversidge, Edgeworth David and the Spirit of Science in Sydney, 1874-1934', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 143, no. 3/4, 2010, pp. 3-17. Details
  • Priestley, R. E., 'Sir Edgeworth David', Australian Quaterly, vol. 10, no. 2, 1938, pp. 34-39. Details
  • Quilty, Patrick G., 'Laying the foundation: Early Australian Earth Scientists in the Antarctic, Part 1', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, vol. 160, 2011, pp. 24-6. Details
  • W.R.B. and H.J.C., 'Tannant William Edgeworth David, 1848-1934.', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. lxi, 1936, pp. 341-357. Details

Reviews

  • Macleod, Roy, review of Branagan, David, T. W. Edgeworth David: a Life (2005), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 115-117. Details
  • Thompson, John, review of Branagan, David, T. W. Edgeworth David: a Life (2005), Australian Book Review, vol. 277, 2005, p. 51. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.