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Biographical entry Raggatt, Harold George (1900 - 1968)


25 January 1900
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 November 1968
Hughes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Harold Raggatt joined the Geological Survey of New South Wales in 1922 and in 1940 was appointed Commonwealth Geologist. From 1942-1951 he was foundation Director of the Bureau of Mineral Resources and until 1965 Secretary to the Department of National Development. He was educated at the University of Sydney (BSc, MSc, DSc) and knighted in 1963.



1922 - 1939
Career position - Geologist with the Geological Survey of New South Wales
Career position - Assistant to the Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1940 - 1942
Career position - Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1942 - 1951
Career position - Director of the Commonwealth Mineral Resources Survey (later Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics)
1951 - 1956
Career position - Secretary of the Department of National Development
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1957 - 1965
Career position - Deputy Chairman of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Award - Knighted

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Harold George Raggatt - Records, 1922 - 1968, MS 4854; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Raggatt, Sir Harold George (1900-1968), Geologist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 47-48. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Harold George Raggatt', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 229, 1969, p. 1. Details
  • 'Memorial: Sir Harold Raggatt, Kt, CBE, DSc, FAA 1900-1968', Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, vol. 16, no. 1, 1969, pp. ix-xiv. Details
  • Glaessner, M. F., 'Obituary: Sir Harold Raggatt: 1900-1968', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 32, no. 10, 1970, pp. 398-399. Details
  • Rayner, J. M. And Wark, I. W., 'Harold George Raggatt', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 2, no. 3, 1972, pp. 62-75. Also available at Details

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Harold George Raggatt


McCarthy, G.J.