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Biographical entry Holmes, James Macdonald (1896 - 1966)

Born
26 February 1896
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died
28 August 1966
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geographer

Summary

James Holmes was Professor of Geography, University of Sydney between 1929 and 1961. He played a significant role in the establishment of the New South Wales section of the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia and participated in a 1933 Royal Commission into boundaries for Australian states.

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Linnean Society of New South Wales (1874 - )

    James Holmes was a member and President (1940) of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

    Date: c. 1940 -

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service (1928 - )

    James Holmes helped establish the New South Wales branch of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (1935 onwards) and served as Vice President (1947 - 1948) and President (1949 - 1951) of the Federal Council.

    Date: 1935 -

  • The University of Sydney (1850 - )

    James Holmes was Professor of Geology at The University of Sydney between 1929 and 1945, from 1945 until 1961 James Holmes held the McCaughey Chair of Geography.

    Date: 1929 - 1961

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Maze, W. H., 'Obituary: James Macdonald Holmes', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 4, 1967, pp. 104-105. Details
  • Powell, J. M., 'James Macdonald Holmes, 1896-1966', Geographers: Bibliographical Studies, vol. 7, 1983, pp. 51-55. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.