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Biographical entry Hill, Dorothy (1907 - 1997)

AC, CBE, FAA

Born
10 September 1907
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
23 April 1997
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Palaeontologist

Summary

Dorothy Hill was Research Professor of Geology, University of Queensland 1959-72 and served for six months as President of the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra in 1970. She was the first female elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and has published widely on palaeontology, stratigraphy and geology. She is commemorated by Dorothy Hill Chair in Palaeontology & Stratigraphy at the University of Queensland, established 1972 and the Dorothy Hill Library, University of Queensland.

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Events

1928
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1930 - 1932
Education - University of Queensland Foundation Travelling Scholarship received and went to Cambridge
1932
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Cambridge, UK
1932 - 1935
Career position - Queensland Students' Research Fellowship received
1936 - 1937
Career position - Senior Studentship Exhibition of 1851
1937 - 1942
Career position - Research Fellow at the University of Queensland
1942
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Queensland
1942 - 1945
Career position - Second Officer in the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS)
1946 - 1952
Career position - Lecturer in Geology at the University of Queensland
1949 - 1950
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Queensland
1955 - 1956
Career position - Chairman of the Geological Society of Australia, Queensland division
1955 - 1959
Career position - Reader in Geology at the University of Queensland
1956 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1959 - 1972
Career position - Research Professor in Geology at the University of Queensland
1962
Career position - Foundation member of the Queensland Palaeontographical Society
1964
Award - Lyell Medal received from the Geological Society of London
1965
Career position - Elected to the Royal Society - first Australian woman to achieve this
1966
Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1967
Award - Bancroft Oration and Medal received from the Australian Medical Association, Queensland branch
1967
Award - ANZAAS Mueller Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
1970
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Science - first female
1971
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1971 - 1972
Career position - First woman in an Australian university to be president of her university's Professorial board
1973 - 1975
Career position - President of the Geological Society of Australia
1973 - 1997
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Queensland
1981
Award - W.R. Browne Medal received from the Geological Society of Australia
1983
Award - ANZAAS Medalist (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
1993
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

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Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Dorothy Hill - Records, 1962, OM72-19; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

The University of Queensland Archives

  • Dorothy Hill - Records, 1930 - 1988; The University of Queensland Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987, 180 pp. Details

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Campbell, K. S. W.; Jell, J. S. Campbell, K.S.W. and Jell, J.S., 'Dorothy Hill 1907-1997', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 12, no. 2, Australian Academy of Science, 1998, pp. 205-228. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9981220205.htm. Details
  • Giles, G. G. ; Hill, D. J. and Silver, B., 'The Lung Cancer Epidemic in Australia, 1910 to 1989', Australian Journal of Public Health, vol. 15, no. 3, 1991, pp. 245-247. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'Robert Logan Jack: a Memorial Address', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, vol. lviii, no. 7, 1946, pp. 113-124. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, '[Obituary]: Edward Oswald Marks, 1882-1971 [including list of publications]', Queensland Naturalist, vol. 20, no. 4/6, 1972, pp. 124-129. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'The First Fifty Years of the Department of Geology of the University of Queensland', University of Queensland, Department of Geology, vol. 10, no. 1, 1981, pp. 1-68. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'The Great Barrier Reef Committee, 1922-82: the First Thirty Years', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 1, 1984, pp. 1-18. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9840610001.htm. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'The Great Barrier Reef Committee, 1922-1982, Part 2: the last Three Decades', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 1985, pp. 195-221. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9850620195.htm. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'Edwin Sherbon Hills, 1906-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 79-95. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710079.htm. Details

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Digital resources

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