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Biographical entry Woolnough, Walter George (1876 - 1958)

Born
15 January 1876
Brushgrove, New South Wales, Australia
Died
28 September 1958
Northbridge, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Walter George Woolnough taught geology at the University of Sydney from 1898 and at the University of Adelaide until 1912. He was the first Professor of Geology, University of Western Australia 1913-19 and geological advisor to the Commonwealth of Australia 1927-41.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Walter George Woolnough - Records, 1922 - 1924, Uncatalogued MSS set 491; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Walter George Woolnough - Records, 1894 - 1940, MS 4667; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • 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

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'Woolnough, Walter George (1876-1958), Geologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 572-573. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120642b.htm. Details
  • Oldroyd, David R., 'Griffith Taylor, Ernest Andrews et al: Early Ideas on the Development of the River Systems of the Sydney Region, Eastern Australia, and Subsequent Ideas on the Associated Geomorphological Problems', in Grapes, R. H., Oldroyd, D. R. and Grigelis, A. (eds), History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, Geological Society, London, 2008, pp. 241-77. Details

Journal Articles

  • Browne, W. R., 'Obituary: Dr. W. G. Woolnough', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 21, no. 5, 1958, pp. 135-136. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.