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Biographical entry Rayner, Jack Maxwell (1906 - 1982)

OBE

Born
22 October 1906
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
6 October 1982
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Jack Maxwell Rayner was one of Australia's top geophysicists. He was Deputy Director (1952-1958) then Director (1958-1969) of the Geology and Geophysics Section of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1967.

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Events

1929
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1929 - 1930
Career position - Commonwealth Trainee Geophysicist on the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey
1930 - 1942
Career position - Geophysicist with the New South Wales Department of Mines
1942 - 1946
Career position - Assistant on the Mineral Resources Survey
1946 - 1952
Career position - Chief Geophysicist with the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Section
1946 - 1952
Career position - Chief Geophysicist on the Mineral Resources Survey
1952 - 1969
Career position - Deputy Director (to 1958) then Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Section
1967
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Published resources

Book Sections

  • McCracken, Ken, 'Rayner, Jack Maxwell (1906-1982), Geophysicist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, p. 330. Details

Journal Articles

  • Rayner, J. M. And Wark, I. W., 'Harold George Raggatt', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 2, no. 3, 1972, pp. 62-75. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9720230062.htm. Details
  • Rayner, John, 'Jack Rayner and the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey', Preview: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists , vol. 126, 2007, pp. 39-42, 44. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.