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Born
11 December 1908
Auckland, New Zealand
Died
13 July 1986
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Museologist and Geologist

Summary

Edmund Dwen Gill was Deputy Director of the National Museum of Victoria, 1969-1973, Assistant Director 1964-1969 and Curator of Fossils 1948-1964. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1969-1970.

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1935
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938 - 1985
Published more than 70 papers in the Victorian Naturalist
1948 - 1964
Career position - Curator of Fossils at the National Museum of Victoria
1956 - 1965
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria
1964 - 1969
Career position - Assistant Director of the National Museum of Victoria
1965 - 1968
Career position - Research Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria
1968
Award - Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal received
1969 - 1970
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1969 - 1973
Career position - Deputy Director of the National Museum of Victoria
1973
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received from the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
1973 - 1979
Career position - Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Society of Victoria
1974 - 1979
Career position - Research Fellow in the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Applied Geomechanics in Syndal

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Archival resources

Deakin University, Warrnambool Collection

  • Edmund Gill Collection, 551.09457; Deakin University, Warrnambool Collection. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Edmund Dwen Gill - Records, 1908 - 1986, PA 542 and 884; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Joyce, E. B., 'Gill, Edmund Dwen (1908-1986), Palaeontologist. Geomorphologist and Museum Administrator', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 434-435. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bowler, J., 'Edmund Owen [sic] Gill 1908-1986', Australian Archaeology, vol. 24, June 1987, 1987, pp. 48-52. Details
  • Douglas, J., 'Obituary - Edmund Dwen Gill', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 103, no. 6, 1986, p. 185. Details
  • Gill, E. D., 'Scientific Societies in Australia. The Royal Society of Victoria', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 28, 1961, pp. 129-131. Details
  • Gill, E. D., 'Beginnings of Science in Victoria', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 84, no. 2, 1971, pp. 267-269. Details
  • Gill, Edmund D., 'Contributions to Science by Early Geologists of the FNCV', Victorian Naturalist, vol. 97, no. 3, 1980, pp. 107-113. Details
  • Sherwood, J., 'Obituary. Edmund Dwen Gill, BA, BD, FGS, FGSAm', Quaternary Australasia, vol. 4, no. 1 & 2, 1986, pp. 62-63. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.