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Biographical entry Walkom, Arthur Bache (1889 - 1976)

Born
8 February 1889
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 July 1976
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Museum curator and Geologist

Summary

Arthur Bache Walkom was Director of the Australian Museum, 1940-1954.

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1910
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1912
Career position - Linnean Macleay Fellow in Geology of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1913 - 1919
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Geology at the University of Queensland
1914 - 1918
Career position - Editor of the Royal Society of Queensland's Proceedings
1915 - 1917
Career position - Honorary Palaeobotanist at the Queensland Museum
1916 - 1918
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Queensland
1918
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1918 - 1919
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Queensland
1919 - 1940
Career position - Secretary of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1919 - 1966
Career position - Editor of the Linnean Society of New South Wales' Proceedings
1919 - 1976
Career position - Life member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1922 - 1929
Career position - Editor of the Australian Nation Research Council's Australian Science Abstracts
1926 - 1947
Career position - General Secretary of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (later the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS))
1929
Career position - Attended a meeting of the International Geological Congress in South Africa
1933
Career position - Attended a meeting of the International Geological Congress in Washington, USA
1937 - 1940
Career position - Secretary of the Australian National Research Council
1939 - 1954
Career position - Trustee of the Australian Museum
1940 - 1954
Career position - Director of the Australian Museum
1941 - 1942
Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1942 - 1970
Career position - Treasurer of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1943
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1947 - 1954
Career position - Served on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Australian committee for museums
1947 - 1954
Career position - Served on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Australian national advisory committee
1948
Career position - Attended the third General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Beirut, Lebanon
1948
Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1949
Career position - Delegate at science congresses in New Zealand
1949 - 1951
Career position - President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1951
Career position - Delegate at science congresses in Bangalore, India
1952 - 1966
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1953
Award - Bronze Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1955 - 1976
Career position - Life member of ANZAAS
1970
Award - ANZAAS Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Brazier, Jan, 'Walkom, Arthur Bache (1889-1976), Palaeobotanist and Museum Director', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 469-470. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160561b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Walkom, A.B., 'Memorial to Ernest Clayton Andrews', Proceedings Volume of the Geological Society of America Annual Report for 1948, 1949, pp. 117-126. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.