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Biographical entry Pritchard, George Baxter (1869 - 1956)

Born
17 October 1869
Gravesend, Kent, England
Died
2 August 1956
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

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George Baxter Pritchard was Head of the School of Mines at the Working Men's College (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) from 1897 to 1934. He also lectured at the University of Melbourne and at Gordon Technical College in Geelong. After Pritchard retired he taught at two Melbourne secondary schools and worked as a private geological consultant for oil searches in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. He published largely in the area of tertiary stratigraphy and mollusc palaeontology.

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1891
Career position - Demonstrator and Assistant in Natural Science at the University of Adelaide
1892 - 1897
Career position - Instructor in Geology and Mineralogy at the Working Men's College in Melbourne
1897 - 1934
Career position - Head and Lecturer of Metallurgy and Assaying at the School of Mines, Working Men's College
1899
Career position - Joint Acting-Professor of Natural Science at the University of Melbourne
1908
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1911
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1934
Career position - Retired from all university appointments
c. 1935 - c. 1936
Career position - Teacher (part-time) at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Victoria
1939 - 1947
Career position - Teacher (part-time) at Scotch College, Victoria

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