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Biographical entry Jensen, Harald Ingemann (1879 - 1966)

Born
1879
Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark
Died
13 July 1966
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector, Geologist and Soil expert

Summary

Harald Ingemann Jenson was Director of Mines and Chief Geologist of the Northern Territory from 1912 to 1916. He was then made Geologist for the Queensland government (1917-1922) and a member of the Aerial Geological and Geographical Survey of Northern Australia. Jensen also had a keen interest in the flora, of the sites of his geological research, particularly those of the eucalypt genus. He collected specimens in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.

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Events

1904 - 1908
Award - Macleay Fellow of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1909 - 1912
Career position - Soil chemist and soil surveyor, Department of Agriculture of New South Wales
1912 - 1916
Career position - Chief Government geologist of the Northern Territory
1917
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus blakelyi Maiden. Jensen collected the type
1917 - 1922
Career position - Government Geologist of Queensland (Acting)
1922
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus umbrawarrensis Maiden. Jensen collected the type
1922
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus jensenii Maiden, of which Jensen collected the type, was named in Jensen's honour
1922 - 1938
Career position - Freelance consulting geologist
1931
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus tenuipes Blakely & White. Jensen collected the type
1938 - 1940
Career position - Senior geologist in the Aerial Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Harald Ingemann Jensen - Records, 1908 - 1964, MS 009; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Harald Ingemann Jensen - Records, 1916 - 1955, MSS 41; Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

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

  • Harald Ingemann Jensen - Records, 1905 - 1965, OM69-29; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Harald Ingemann Jensen - Records, 1915 - 1919, CRS A2, A3 and others; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • McFarlane, B. J., 'Jensen, Harald Ingemann (1879-1966), Geologist and Socialist Pamphleteer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 480-481. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090474b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.