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Biographical entry Nye, Percival Bartlett (1893 - 1985)

OBE

Born
21 March 1893
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
21 August 1985
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Percival Bartlett Nye was one of Australia's leading geologists. Some of his many appointments include Government Geologist for Tasmania (1920-1923) and Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources (1951-1958). Nye authored over twenty-five scientific publications and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the field of geology.

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1915 - 1916
Career position - Assayer at the Hampden-Cloncurry Mines
1916
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Melbourne
1916 - 1919
Career position - Lieutenat of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Corps in the Australian Imperial Force
1919 - 1920
Career position - Petrologist at the National Museum of Victoria
1920 - 1923
Career position - Assistant Government Geologist in Tasmania
1922
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1923 - 1934
Career position - Government Geologist in Tasmania
1934 - 1940
Career position - Executive Officer of the Aerial, Geological and Geophysics Survey of Northern Australia
1941 - 1942
Career position - Assistant Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1942 - 1946
Assistant Director of the Mineral Resources Survey
1946 - 1951
Career position - Assistant Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources
1951 - 1958
Career position - Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources
1955
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1958 - 1984
Career position - Consulting Geologist in Melbourne

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See also

Rosanne Walker