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Occupation
Geologist

Summary

David Francis Branagan was Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Sydney.

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • David Francis Branagan - Records, 1950 - 1985, P 50; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Branagan, David, History of Early Work, Intraplate Volcanism in Eastern Australia and New Zealand, R.W. Johnson, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989, 3-7 pp. Details
  • Branagan, David, T. W. Edgeworth David: a Life, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2005, 648 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F., 'The history of geological mapping in Australia', in Borchardt, D. H. (ed.), Some sources for the history of Australian science: six papers presented at a workshop on the history of science in Australia, History Project Incorporated, Kensington (N.S.W.), 1984, pp. 33-46. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Woolnough, Walter George (1876-1958), Geologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 572-573. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120642b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Geological Maps of Australia in the Nineteenth Century and the Search for Mineral Wealth', in Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Conference, May 1990, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 179-182. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'A History of New South Wales Coal Mining', in D. F. Branagan and K. L. Williams (eds), Coal in Australia: Proceedings of the Third Edgeworth David Day Symposium, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, 1991, pp. 1-16. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Black, Arnold Barham (1889-1964), Mining Engineer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 189-190. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130223b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Cameron, Keith Addison (1907-1967), Mining Engineer and Company Director', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 350-351. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130390b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Raggatt, Sir Harold George (1900-1968), Geologist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 47-48. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160056b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Read, Thomas Andrew (1886-1972), Metallurgist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 65-66. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160074b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Williams, George Kenneth (1896-1974), Metallurgist', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 551-552. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160655b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David, 1858-1934', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'John Walter Gregory, 1864-1932', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Samuel Stutchbury, 1798-1859', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Charles Smith Wilkinson, 1843-1891', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Townley, K. A., 'Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil (1824-1902), geologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 102-103. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060117b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Keene, William (1798-1872), geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 5-6. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050007b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859), geologist and biologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 216-217. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060233b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Dun, William Sutherland (1868-1934)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, p. 364. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080388b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, David., 'Australia - a Cenozoic History', in Grapes, R. H., Oldroyd, D. R. and Grigelis, A. (eds), History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, Geological Society, London, 2008, pp. 189-203. Details
  • Branagan, David; Vallance, Thomas, 'The Earth Sciences: Searching for Geological Order', in Roy MacLeod (ed.), The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 130-146. Details
  • Darragh, T. A.; Branagan, D. F., 'History', in William D. Birch (ed.), Geology of Victoria, Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division), Sydney, 2003, pp. 671-685. Details
  • Vallance, T. G.; Branagan, D. F., 'Murray, Reginald Augustus Frederick (1846-1925), geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 5, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974, pp. 321-322. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050367b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G.; Branagan, D. F., 'David, Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858-1934), Geologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 218-221. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080242b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Branagan, D. F., 'David's Early Work, and his Predecessors', in D. F. Branagan; G. S. Gibbons and K. S. Williams (eds), Edgeworth David Day Symposium: Geological Mapping of Two Southern Continents: the Geological Mapping of Australia - From David to 1:50000; the Geology of Antarctica-Exploration to Exploitation?, Edgeworth David Society, Sydney, 1988, pp. 5-10. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'The Waistland-Three Centuries of Mineral Exploration in the Pacific Region', in D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (eds), Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994, International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Sydney, 1994, pp. 14-29. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'The Broken Hill Orebody, New South Wales, Australia: the First Ten Geological Years', in R.A. Facer and D.F. Branagan (eds), Mineral Search in the South-West Pacific Region: A Memorial to Ken Glasson, the Eighth Edgeworth David Day Symposium, Sydney, September 1995, 65-82 edn, Conference Publications, Springwood, Victoria, 1995. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'The Sydney-Newcastle Railway: 19th Century Engineering Geology?', in 29th Sydney Basin Symposium, Proceedings, 1995, pp. 125-132. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Thomas George Vallance, 1928-1993', in D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (eds), Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994, International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Sydney, 1994, pp. ix-xxi. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Streams of Fire, Burning Mountains, Pumice and Volcanic Activity at No Very Remote Period: Volcanism in the Australian Region, the Search for Understanding to 1860', in Nicoletta Morello (ed.), Proceedings of the 20th INHEIGEO Symposium, Napoli-Eolie-Catania (Italy), 19-25 September, 1995, Brigati, Genoa, 1998, pp. 23-45. Details

Edited Books

  • Branagan, D. F. (ed.), Rocks, Fossils, Profs: Geological Sciences in the University of Sydney, 1866-1973, Science Press, Sydney, 1973, 184 pp. Details
  • Branagan, D.; Holland, G. (ed.), Ever Reaping Something New: a Science Centenary, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, 1985, 256 pp. Details
  • Branagan, David (ed.), Science in a Sea of Commerce: the Journal of a South Seas Trading Venture (1825-27) by Samuel Stutchbury, D.F. Branagan, Northbridge, NSW, 1996, 1996 pp. Details
  • Cooper, B. J.;Branagan, D. F. (ed.), Rock Me Hard...Rock me Soft: a History of the Geological Society of Australia Incorporated, The Geological Society of Australia Incorporated, Sydney, 1994, 194 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Branagan, D., 'Putting Geology on the Map: Edgeworth David and the Geology of the Commonwealth of Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981, pp. 30-57. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9810520030.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D., 'Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink (1864-1934): the man who claimed to be the first to set foot on Antarctica', Earth Sciences History, vol. 33, no. 1, 2014, pp. 67-121. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 5. Sir Joseph and the botanists', Scan, vol. 1, no. 5, 1968, pp. 17-22. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'History of Science in Australia: Scientific clubs, museums, and men of letters', Scan, vol. 1, no. 9/10, 1968, pp. 24-29. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 9. Engineers and Artisans', Scan, vol. 2, no. 1, 1969, pp. 20-26. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Words, actions, people: 150 years of the scientific societies in Australia', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 104, 1972, pp. 123-41. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'The Challenger expedition and Australian science', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. 73, 1972, pp. 85-95. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Charles Lyell and the Pacific Region - an Exchange of Knowledge and Ideas', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 4, 1977, pp. 7-25. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9770340007.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Georgina King: Geological Prophet or Lost?', The University of Sydney Archives Record, no. 2, 1982, pp. 4-9. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Strzelecki's Geological Map of Southeastern Australia: an Eclectic Synthesis', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 3, 1986, pp. 375-392. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9860630375.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., '200 years of Australian Geology', Australian Science Teachers Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 1988, pp. 66-70. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Bricks, Brawn and Brains - Two Centuries of Geology & Engineering in the Sydney Region', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 129, 1996, pp. 1-32. Details
  • Branagan, D. F., 'Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink (1864-1934): the Man Who Claimed to be the First to Set Foot on Antarctica', Earth Sciences History, vol. 33, no. 1, 2014, pp. 67-121. Details
  • Branagan, D. F. and Townley, K. A., 'The geological sciences in Australia - a brief historical review', Earth science reviews, vol. 12, no. 2/3, 1976, pp. 323-46. Details
  • Branagan, D. F. and Vallance, T. G., 'The Geological Society of Australasia (1885-1905)', Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, vol. 14, no. 2, 1967, pp. 349-51. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Samuel Stutchbury: a Natural History Voyage to the Pacific, 1825-27 and its Consequences', Archives of Natural History, vol. 20, 1993, pp. 69-91. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Seeking Edgeworth David, Knight in the Old Brown Hat', National Library of Australia News, vol. 9, no. 11, 1999, pp. 7-11. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Davidite and Other Early Events in Australia's Uranium Story', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 140, 2007, pp. 1-9. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Lawrence Drake', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales , vol. 141, 2008, p. 54. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'David Oldroyd (1936-2014)', Earth Sciences History, vol. 34, no. 1, 2015, pp. 152-4. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Hilary ("Larry") James Harrington', INHIGEO Annual Record, vol. 48, 2016, pp. 33-4. Details
  • Branagan, David and Moore, D. T., 'W. H. Fitton's Geology of Australia's Coasts, 1826', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 1, 2008, pp. 1-51. Details
  • Branagan, David and O'Connor, Daniel, 'Edmund C. Potter', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales , vol. 141, 2008, p. 55. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Samuel Stutchbury and His Manuscripts', Bulletin of the Royal Society of New Zealand, vol. 21, 1984, pp. 1-15. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Samuel Stutchbury and the Australian Museum', Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement, vol. 15, 1992, pp. 99-110. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Australia's First Marble Quarry', Journal of Australasian Mining History, vol. 7, 2009, pp. 1-16. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'The Russian Expedition's Sydney Visit in 1820 and Some Forgotten Blue Mountains Names', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 143, no. 1/2, 2010, pp. 1-28. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Edgeworth David's Try - Real or Imagined', Record (The University of Sydney Archives), vol. 2011, 2011, p. 18024. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'The Open-cut Era (late 1940s - mid 1960s) in the Western Coalfield of New South Wales: Including Some Autobiographical Memories', Journal of Australasian Mining History, vol. 10, 2012, pp. 12-25. Details
  • Branagan, David F., 'Fleshing out the Landscape: Two centuries of Australia's geological heroes', Episodes (International Union of Geological Sciences), vol. 35, 2012, pp. 44-56. Details
  • Branagan, David; Lim, Elaine, 'J.W. Gregory, Traveller in the Dead Heart', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 1, 1984, pp. 71-84. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9840610071.htm. Details
  • Macleod, Roy and Branagan, David, 'The Architect and the Statesman: Archibald Liversidge, Edgeworth David and the Spirit of Science in Sydney, 1874-1934', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 143, no. 3/4, 2010, pp. 3-17. Details
  • Zeller, Susanne and Branagan, David, 'Austrlian-Canadian Links in a Geological Chain: Sir William Logan, Dr Alfred Selwyn and Henry Y. L. Brown', Special edition of Scientia Canadensis, vol. 17, no. 1&2, 1994, pp. 71-102. Details

Reviews

  • Branagan, David, review of "The Burning Mists of Time": a Technological and Social History of Mining at Katoomba, Journal of Australasian Mining History, vol. 8, pp. 190-3. Details
  • Branagan, David, review of Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria (ed.), The Victorian Naturalist: McCoy Special issues, parts 1 and 2, vol. 118, no. 5/6, 2001, 145-332 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 222-225. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02011.pdf. Details
  • Branagan, David; Robin, Libby, review of Macleod, Roy (ed.), 'Nature and Empire: Science and the Colonial Enterprise', Osiris, vol. 15, 2000., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 236-237. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02011.pdf. Details
  • Thompson, John, review of Branagan, David, T. W. Edgeworth David: a Life (2005), Australian Book Review, vol. 277, 2005, p. 51. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D., 'Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 273-297. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730273.htm. Details
  • MacLeod, Roy (ed.), The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988, 433 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.