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Biographical entry Jutson, John Thomas (1874 - 1959)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 November 1959
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Geologist and Lawyer


John Jutson, who studied geology part-time while a clerk in a law office, was a geological research scholar, University of Melbourne 1909-1910 and worked for the Geological Survey of Western Australia from 1911 to 1918. He published The Physiography of Western Australia in 1916.



1909 - 1910
Career position - Research Scholar in Geology at the University of Melbourne
1911 - 1918
Career event - Researcher with the Geological Survey of Western Australia
Career event - Published Physiography of Western Australia
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus jutsonii Maiden was named in his honour
Education - BSc, University of Western Australia
Education - LlB, University of Melbourne
1928 - 1952
Career position - Partner in law firm Wilcox and Hall
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
Award - Honorary DSc, University of Western Australia

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Archival resources

Victorian Department of Mines Library

  • John Thomas Jutson - Records, 1909 - 1952; Victorian Department of Mines Library. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Glover, John with Bevan, Jenny, The Forgotten Explorers: Pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826-1926, Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, W.A., 2010, 246 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Brock, Erland J. and Twidale, C. Rowland, 'J. T. Jutson's contributions to geomorphological thought', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 31, 1984, pp. 107-21. Details
  • Jutson, J.T., 'A Summary of the Contribution to the Study of Physiography of Western Australia during the period 1913-20', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. xv, 1921, pp. 332-334. Details
  • Twidale, C. Rowland and Brock, E. J., 'J. T. Jutson and the Work of the Wind in Shaping the Landscape', Geographical Research, vol. 49, 2011, pp. 47-58. Details
  • Twidale, C. Rowland and Brock, Erland J., 'J. T. Jutson: a Master of Synthesis', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 28-42. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Hill, Dorothy, 'Edwin Sherbon Hills, 1906-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 79-95. Also available at Details

McCarthy, G.J.