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Biographical entry Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitmore (1914 - 2006)

21 May 1914
Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia
8 November 2006
Amagansett, New York, United States of America


Rhodes Whitmore Fairbridge, who grew up in Pinjarra, Western Australia, was Professor of Geology, Columbia University, New York from 1955, later becoming Professor Emeritus of Geology. Although he has done most of his work overseas he has written on Australian stratigraphy.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Rhodes Whitmore Fairbridge - Records, 1920 - 1970, DeB 504; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Playford, Phillip E., 'Rhodes Whitmore Fairbridge 1914-2006: world-renowned Australian geologist', PESA News, vol. 86, 2007, pp. 1-3. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.