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Biographical entry Gregory, John Walter (1864 - 1932)

FRS

Born
27 January 1864
Bow, England
Died
2 June 1932
Urumamba River, Peru
Occupation
Geologist and Geographer

Summary

John Walter Gregory was Professor of Geology, University of Melbourne from 1899 and was Director of the Geological Survey of Victoria from 1901-04. He left Melbourne in 1904 to take up a chair at the University of Glasgow.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • John Walter Gregory - Records, 1975; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Leake, B. E., The Life and Work of Professor J. W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932): Geologist, Writer and Explorer, Geological Society, London, 2011, 232 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'John Walter Gregory, 1864-1932', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Lovering, J. F., 'Gregory, John Walter (1864-1932), Geologist, Geographer and Explorer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 100-101. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090104b.htm. Details

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
  • Branagan, David; Lim, Elaine, 'J.W. Gregory, Traveller in the Dead Heart', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 1, 1984, pp. 71-84. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9840610071.htm. Details

Reviews

  • Darragh, Thomas A., review of Leake, B. E., The Life and Work of Professor J. W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932): Geologist, Writer and Explorer (2011), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 232-3. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.