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Biographical entry Howchin, Walter (1845 - 1937)

Born
12 January 1845
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died
27 November 1937
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Walter Howchin, a methodist minister, lectured in mineralogy at the Adelaide School of Mines 1889-1904 and was Lecturer in Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide, and later Honorary Professor 1902-20.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Walter Howchin - Records, 1885 - 1920, MS 008; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Douglas Mawson - Records, 1887 - 1956, MSS 0009; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details
  • Walter Howchin - Records, 1865 - 1921, SR 92 H853p; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

South Australian Museum Archives

  • Walter Howchin - Records, 1933 - 1934; South Australian Museum Archives. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Royal Society of South Australia - Records, 1853 - 1969, SRG 10; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Branagan, David F., 'Some Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Australian Geological Clerics', in Geology and Religion: a History of Harmony and Hostility, Geological Society of London, London, 2009, pp. 171-96. Details
  • Ludbrook, N. H., 'Howchin, Walter (1845-1937), Geologist and Clergyman', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 377-378. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090378b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, E.C., 'The Heroic Period of Geological Work in Australia.', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. lxxvi, 1942, pp. 96-128. Details
  • Cooper, Barry J., '"Snowball Earth": the Early Contribution from South Australia', Earth Sciences History, vol. 29, 2010, pp. 121-45. Details
  • Howchin, W., 'Growth of Scientific Knowledge [in South Australia]. in Centerary History of South Australia', Royal Geographical Society of Australia, 1936, pp. 316-350. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Cooper, Barry J. and Jago, James B., 'Early Understanding of the Cambrian in South Australia: 1839-1910', in Pierson, R. R. (ed.), The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903, Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., Melbourne, 2007, pp. 20-5. Details

McCarthy, G.J.