Biographical entry Thureau, Gustav Adolph Hugo (1831 - 1901)
- 5 July 1831
- 9 March 1901
Gustav Adolph H. Thureau was a mining inspector on the Victorian goldfields from 1852-78 before becoming Tasmanian Government Inspector of Mines from 1882-89. During the 1870s he was also mining reporter for "The Bendigo Advertiser".
Born 5 July 1831. Died 9 March 1901. Educated Royal School Mines, Clausthal 1845-48. Arrived Adelaide 1849, ore dresser, Burra Burra copper mines 1849-52, Victorian goldfields 1852-78: Forest Creek 1852-57, Maryborough 1857-59, Ararat 1859-60, Malmsbury 1860-65, manager of gold mines at Ballarat, Daylesford and Warrandyte and a silver mine at St. Arnaud 1865-early 1870s, Ballarat early 1870s-1877 (inspector of a number of mining companies, then inspecting mining manager, mining reporter for "The Bendigo Advertiser, lecturer in geology as applied to mining, mineralogy and practical mining, Bendigo School of Mines 1875-77), mining delegate to California 1877, Hobart 1880, evaluating mineral resources for the Tasmanian government 1881, Tasmanian Government Inspector of Mines 1882-89 (also Mining Geologist from 1887), consultant, Launceston 1889-91, consultant, Melbourne 1892-99. Thureau Hills, near Queenstown and a number of fossils have been named after him.
- McMullen, Gabrielle L., 'An Able Practical and Scientific Man: Gustav Adolph Hugo Thureau, German Trained Mining Gelogist', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 149-177. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9961120149.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 4 February 2010