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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 Margaret M. 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.