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Biographical entry Moyal, Ann (1926 - )

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Born
1926
Occupation
Science historian
Alternative Names
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley (married name)
  • Mozley, Ann (married name)

Summary

Ann Moyal is a historian with a special interest in Australian science and technology and their implications. She was at one stage Director of the Science Policy Research Centre at Griffith University, Queensland. She has published widely under the names of Ann Moyal, Ann Mozley Moyal and Ann Mozley.

Details

Educated University of Sydney. Spent part of her career in the United Kingdom and America. First Research Associate, Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science; research and teaching posts at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the New South Wales Institute of Technology. Publications include Scientists in Nineteenth Century Australia: A Documentary History (1976), Clear Across Australia: A History of Telecommunications (1984), A Bright & Savage Land: Scientists in Colonial Australia (1986), Portraits in Science (1994) and Platypus: the Extraordinary Story of how a Curious Creature Baffled the World (2001). She has been an Honorary Editor of Search and Prometheus.

Events

1993
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ann Moyal Collection on Women in Australian Science, 1980s - 2003, MS 210; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Clarke, W. B. (edited by Ann Moyal), The Web of Science: the Scientific Correspondence of the Rev. W. B. Clarke, Australia's Pioneer Geologist, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Kew, 2003, 1340 (in 2 vols) pp. Details
  • Moyal, A. M., Scientists in Nineteenth Century Australia: a Documentary History, Cassell Australia, Melbourne, 1976. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Clear across Australia: a History of Telecommunications, Nelson, Melbourne, 1984, 453 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, A Bright and Savage Land: Scientists in Colonial Australia, Collins Australia, Melbourne, 1986, 192 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman, Hale and Ironmonger, Sydney, 1995, 215 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Platypus: the Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001, 240 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Maverick Mathematician: the Life and Science of J. E. Moyal, ANU E Press, Canberra, 2006, 194 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Koala: a Historical Biography, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic., 2008, 246 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, Platypus, New edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W., 2010, 249 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, A woman of influence: science, men and history, UWA Publishing, Perth, 2014, 201 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, A guide to the manuscript records of Australian science, Australian Academy of Science in association with Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1966, 127 pp. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, Science, technology and society in Australia: a bibliography, Science Policy Research Centre, School of Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1978, 74 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Moyal, Ann, 'Collectors and illustrators: women botanists of the nineteenth century', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 333-56. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Gibson, Roger Barraclough (1909-1977), Mechanical Engineer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, p. 270. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140305b.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Witt, Sidney Herbert (1892-1973), Electrical Engineer', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 574-575. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160684b.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'William Branwhite Clarke, 1798-1878', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'Dana, James Dwight (1813-1895), mineralogist and geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 278-279. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010267b.htm. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895), biologist, anthropologist and philosopher', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 577-578. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010535b.htm. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'Jukes, Joseph Beete (1811-1869), geologist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 29-30. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020027b.htm. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'Clarke, William Branwhite (1798-1878), geologist and Anglican clergyman', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 420-422. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030395b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Moyal, A., 'With Pen and Hammer: the Correspondence of Rev. W. B. Clarke', 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. 172-180. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'The History of Telecommunication in Australia: Aspects of the Technological Experience, 1854-1930', in Nathan Reingold and Marc Rothenberg (eds), Scientific Colonialism: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Papers From a Conference at Melbourne, Australia, 25-30 May 1981, Smithsonian Institution Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 35-54. Details

Edited Books

  • Moyal, Ann (ed.), Portraits in Science, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1994, 209 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Moyal, Ann, 'Science Policy Studies in Australia', Politics, vol. 16, no. 1, 1981, pp. 119-123. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Telecommunications in Australia: an Historical Perspective, 1854-1930', Prometheus, vol. 1, 1983, pp. 23-41. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Invention and Innovation in Australia: the Historian's Lens', Information Research unit [Department of Economics, University of Queensland] Occasional Papers, vol. 1, 1986, p. 26. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Invention and Innovation in Australia: the Historian's Lens', Prometheus, vol. 5, no. 1, 1987, pp. 92-110. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Invisible Participants: Women in Science in Australia, 1830-1950', Prometheus, vol. 11, 1993, pp. 175-187. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Jean Buckley Moran [Obituary],', History of Australian Science Newsletter, vol. 34, March-April, 1995, p. 8. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Owen Stanley and the Rattlesnake', National Library Magazine, vol. 2012, June, 2012, pp. 8-11. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, 'Friends, Savants and Founders: W.B. Clarke and J.D. Dana', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 145, 2012, pp. 54-8. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, 'A Check List of Publications on the History of Australian Science', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 25, 1964, pp. 206-214. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, 'Sir Richard Owen and His Influence on Australian Zoological and Palaeontological Science', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 2, 1976, pp. 41-56. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9760320041.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, 'The Australian Academy of Science: the anatomy of a scientific elite: Parts 1-2', Search, vol. 11, September, 1980, pp. 281-288. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, 'Medical research in Australia: a historical perspective', Search, vol. 12, no. 9, 1981, pp. 302-309. Details
  • Moyal, Ann Mozley, 'Workshop on the History of Science in Australia', Search, vol. 13, no. 9-10, 1982, pp. 224-225. Details
  • Mozley, A., 'The Foundations of the Geological Survey of New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 98, pt 2, 1965, pp. 91-100. Details
  • Mozley, Ann, 'Richard Daintree; first government geologist of Northern Queensland', Queensland Heritage, vol. 1, no. 2, 1965, pp. 11-6. Details

Reviews

  • Ducker, Sophie C., review of Moyal, Ann, Platypus: the Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World (2001), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, 2001, p. 532. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/109/issue/3266.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, review of Thomson, Alice, The Singing Line (1999), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, 2001, pp. 532-533. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/109/issue/3266.htm. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, review of Fenner, Frank and Curtis, David (Eds), The John Curtin School of Medical Research: the first fifty years, 1948-1998, Brolga Press, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2001, 565 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 1, 2002, pp. 105-106. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02901C_BR.pdf. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, review of Flannery, Tim (text) and Schouten, Peter (illustrator), A Gap in Nature: Discovering the World's Extinct Animals, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2001, 184 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 237-241. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02011.pdf. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, review of Thomas, Sarah (ed.), The Encounter, 1802: Art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002, 228 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 237-241. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02011.pdf. Details
  • O'Hagan, John, review of Moyal, Ann, A woman of influence: science, men and history (2014), Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, vol. 119, 2014, p. 111. Details
  • Oldroyd, David, review of Clarke, W. B. (edited by Ann Moyal), The Web of Science: the Scientific Correspondence of the Rev. W. B. Clarke, Australia's Pioneer Geologist (2003), Australian Book Review, vol. 263, Aug, 2004, pp. 47-48. Details

Online Resources

See also

Rosanne Walker