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Biographical entry Dun, William Sutherland (1868 - 1934)

Born
1 July 1868
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died
7 October 1934
Mosmann, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Palaeontologist

Summary

William Sutherland Dun was palaeontologist and librarian for the Geological Survey of New South Wales from 1899 for over 30 years. He also lectured at the University of Sydney from 1902 to 1934 and was honorary palaeontologist to the Australian Museum. William Dun had a sizable publication record and was a long-term councilor and one-time president of the Linnean Society of New south Wales.

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Events

1890
Career position - Probationer on the Geological Survey of New South Wales
1891 - 1898
Career position - Assistant on the Geological Survey of New South Wales
1892
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1897
Career position - Substitute Lecturer in Palaeontology at the University of Sydney
1899 - 1933
Career position - Palaeontologist and Librarian on the Geological Survey of New South Wales
1902 - 1934
Career position - Lecturer in Palaeontology at the University of Sydney
1913 - 1915
Career position - President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1918
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1922 - 1934
Career position - Associate member of the Australian National Research Council
1932
Award - Corresponding member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Dun, William Sutherland (1868-1934)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, p. 364. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080388b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.