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Biographical entry Skeats, Ernest Willington (1875 - 1953)

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Born
1 November 1875
Berais Town, Hampshire, England
Died
20 January 1953
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Ernest Willington Skeats was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Melbourne 1904-41, and published widely in the field but with emphasis on petrology and stratigraphy. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1910-11.

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Portrait of Skeats by Max Meldrum at the University of Melbourne.

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1953, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1925 - 1950; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

University of Melbourne Museum of Art

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1941, 0000.44; University of Melbourne Museum of Art. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Skeats, E. W., Some Founders of Australian Geology, Sydney, 1934. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Edwards, A. B., 'Obituary: Ernest Willington Skeats', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 15, no. 4, 1953, pp. 127-128. Details
  • Hills, E. S., 'Ernest Willington Skeats', Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, vol. 66, no. 1-2, 1955, pp. 164-65. Details
  • Skeats, Ernest W., 'Obituary: Sir Colin Fraser', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 6, no. 6, 1944, p. 176. Details
  • Skeats, Ernest Willington & Summers, H. S., 'The petrological and experimental aspects of the main road problem in Victoria (Lecture & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XII, 1912, pp. 232-240. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24524. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.