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Biographical entry Thyer, Robert Francis (1908 - 1992)

Born
22 September 1908
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
30 April 1992
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Robert Francis Thyer worked for the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR) for its inception in 1946 until his retirement in 1973. He rose from Supervising Geophysicist to Chief Director (Operations). Before that he worked for the Mineral Resources Survey which formed the nucleus of BMR. Thyer was also Commonwealth Geological Liaison Officer London (1969-1971) and Assistant Director (Geophysics) for a brief period just before his retirement.

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Events

1929
Career position - Geophysical Assistant with the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey (IGES)
1930 - 1933
Career position - Demonstrator in Physics at the University of Adelaide
1932
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
1934
Career position - Geophysicist with Western Mining Corporation
1935 - 1941
Career position - Member of the Aerial, Geological and Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia (AGGNSA)
1941 - 1946
Career position - Member of the Mineral Resources Survey
1952 - 1962
Career position - Supervising Geophysicist, then Chief Geophysicist with the Bureau of Mineral Resources
1962 - 1973
Career position - Chief Director (Operations) of the Bureau of Mineral Resources
1969 - 1971
Career position - Commonwealth Geological Liaison Officer London

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McCarthy, G.J.