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Born
27 June 1888
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Died
8 February 1963
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Antarctic explorer

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Frank Stillwell was a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 and Officer-in-Charge of the Mineragraphic Section of the CSIR/O 1927-1953. He was President, Royal Society of Victoria 1953-1954. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954.

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1910 - 1963
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
1914 - 1915
Career position - Lecturer in Mineralogy, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1916 - 1919
Career position - Geologist, Commonwealth Advisory Council on Science and Industry, Australia
1919 - 1921
Career position - Assistant Geologist, Mines Department of New South Wales, Australia
c. 1921 -
Career position - Committee Member, Victorian Branch, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1922 - 1923
Career position - Staff Geologist, Bendigo Amalgamated Goldfield Company, Australia
1923 - 1927
Career position - Mineragraphy Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, Australia
1927 - 1929
Career position - Research Petrologist, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
1929 - 1947
Chair - Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
1929 - 1953
Career position - Head, Mineragraphic Investigations Section, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1948
Award - Institute Medal, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1949 - 1952
Chair - Vice President, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
1951
Award - Clarke Memorial Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia
c. 1953 - c
Career position - Consultant, Broken Hill Geological Committee, Australia
1953
Head - President, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
1954
Head - President, Royal Society of Victoria, Australia
1954
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1954
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his services to Australia and to Geological Sciences

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Frank Leslie Stillwell - Records, 1911 - 1961, MS 040; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Edited Books

  • Hince, Bernadette (ed.), Still No Mawson: Frank Stillwell's Antarctic Diaries, 1911-1913, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2012, 240 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: F.L. Stillwell', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 206, 1963, pp. 1-2. Details
  • Hills, E. S., 'Frank Leslie Stillwell', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 1, no. 1, 1966, pp. 58-66. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9660110058.htm. Details
  • Quilty, Patrick G., 'Early Australian Earth Scientists in the Antarctic, Part 3: The Foundation Laid - Mawson's Men', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, vol. 163, 2012, pp. 19-24. Details
  • Stillwell, F. L., 'Obituary: Austin Burton Edwards', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 23, no. 8, 1961, p. 260. Details

Reviews

  • Lucas, Anna, review of Hince, Bernadette, ed., Still No Mawson: Frank Stillwell's Antarctic Diaries, 1911-1913 (2012), Polar Journal, vol. 2, 2012, pp. 463-4. Details

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