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Biographical entry Vallance, Thomas George

Born
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Science historian

Summary

Thomas George Vallance was a lecturer in petrology at the University of Sydney and in 1965 was appointed associate professor. Early in his career he became interested in the history of petrology but this expanded to cover just about the whole range of the history of earth science.

Published resources

Books

  • Vallance, T. G., Moore, D.T. and Groves, E. W., Nature's Investigator: the Diary of Robert Brown in Australia, 1801-1805, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, 2001, 666 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • 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; 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
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Carne, Joseph Edmund (1855-1922), geologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 565-566. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070573b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'The Fuss About Coal: Troubled Relations between Palaeonbotany an Geology', in D. J. Carr and S. G. M. Carr (eds), Plants and Man in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 136-76. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Early German Connections with Natural History, Geology and Mining in New South Wales and Queensland', in Johannes H. Voigt (ed.), New Beginnings: The Germans in New South Wales and Queensland: A Commemorative Volume, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart, 1983, pp. 269-278. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Laseron, Charles Francis (1887-1959), Naturalist and Connoisseur', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 675-676. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090677b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Maitland, Andres Gibb (1864-1951), Geologist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 386-387. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100379b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Pittman, Edward Fisher (1849-1932), Geologist and Administrator', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 241-242. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110247b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Osborne, George Davenport (1899-1955), Geologist', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 101-102. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110112b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Wade, Arthur (1878-1951), Geologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 338-339. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120378b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Browne, William Rowan (1884-1975), Geologist and Teacher', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 280-282. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130317b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Edwards, Austin Burton (1909-1960), Geologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 81-82. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140093b.htm. 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

  • Barkas, J. P.; Aitchison, J. C., 'The Great Serpentine Belt of New South Wales: Evolution of Ideas from Benson through Vallance to the Present', 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. 241-247. 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

Journal Articles

  • 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
  • Vallance, T. G., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 7. Beginning of the geological system', Scan, vol. 1, no. 7/8, 1968, pp. 28-34. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 4: the early years of settlement', Scan, vol. 1, no. 4, 1968, pp. 11-15. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Origins of Australian Geology', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 100, 1975, pp. 13-43. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Arthur Bache Walkom 1889-1976 (Memorial Series No.25)', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 102, no. 3, 1978, pp. 148-55. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'William Rowan Browne 1884-1975', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 4, no. 1, 1979, pp. 65-81. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9790410065.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Start of Government Science in Australia: A. W. H. Humphrey, His Majesty's Mineralogist in New South Wales, 1802-12', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 105, no. 2, 1981, pp. 107-146. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Achievement in Isolation: A. W. Howitt, Pioneering Investigator of Metamorphism in Australia', Earth Sciences History, vol. 5, no. 1, 1986, pp. 39-49. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Sydney Earth and After: Mineralogy of Colonial Australia, 1788-1900', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 108, 1986, pp. 149-181. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Jupiter botanicus in the bush: Robert Brown's Australian field work, 1801-5', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 112, 1990, pp. 49-86. Details
  • Vallance, T. G. and Moore, D. T., 'Geological Aspects of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator in Australian Waters, 1801-5', Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Historical Series, vol. 10, no. 1, 1982, pp. 1-43. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Kruta, V. et al., Dr. John Lhotsky : the turbulent Australian writer, naturalist and explorer Melbourne, Australia Felix Literary Club, Melbourne, 1977, 176 pp. 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

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