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Biographical entry Sherrard, Kathleen Margaret Maria (1898 - 1975)

Born
15 February 1898
North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Died
21 August 1975
Centennial Park, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Palaeontologist and Geologist

Summary

Kathleen Sherrard took an active role in a number of women's organisations particularly women graduates and scientific workers and published a number of articles on palaeontology.

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Events

1918
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1920 - 1928
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Women Graduates Association
1921
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1927
Career position - Worked on crystallography under Professor Arthur Hutchinson at the mineralogical laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK
1928 - 1938
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Australian Federation of University Women
1939
Career position - Helped establish the Australian Association of Scientific Workers
1950
Career position - Worked with Dr Gertrude Elles in the Sedgwick Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
1967
Career position - Studied fossil collections in Peking (Beijing), China

Archival resources

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

  • Kathleen Margaret Maria Sherrard - Records, 1918 - 1975, ML MSS 2950; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Grahame, Rachel, 'Sherrard, Kathleen Margaret Maria (1898-1975), Geologist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 233-234. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160276b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Turner, S., 'Invincible but mostly Invisible: Australian Women's Contribution to Geology and Palaeontology', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 281, 2007, pp. 165-202. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.