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Biographical entry Voisey, Alan Heywood (1911 - 1995)

Born
11 April 1911
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Died
15 April 1995
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Alan Voisey was foundation Professor of Geology and Head of the School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University 1966-1971. Earlier he had been Professor of Geology at the University of New England from 1954-1965 after being Lecturer-in-charge from 1939. He is commemorated by the A.H. Voisey Club, a graduate club of the University of New England's Geology Department, and by the A.H. Voisey Medal of the New South Wales division of the Geological Society of Australia. This medal is awarded annually to "a younger member of the Society for outstanding research work".

Details

Events

1933
Career position - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the Teachers Training College
1933
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1934
Career position - Teacher at the Greta Public School
1935 - 1936
Career position - Assistant Geologist on the Aerial, Geological and Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia
1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1939 - 1952
Career position - Lecturer in Geology and Geography at New England University College
1952 - 1953
Career position - Visiting Professor of Geology at Antioch College in Ohio, USA
1954
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1954 - 1965
Career position - Professor of Geology at the University of New England
1966
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1966 - 1971
Career position - Professor of Geology and Head of the School of Earth Sciences at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1971 - 1987
Career position - Consultant and company directorships

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Alan Heywood Voisey - Records, 1917 - 1991, MS 180; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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

  • Alan Heywood Voisey - Records, 1939 - 1971, MSS 2350; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.