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Biographical entry Nashar, Beryl (1923 - c. 2012)

OBE

Born
9 July 1923
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Died
c. 7 May 2012
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Beryl Nashar was Head, Department of Geology, Newcastle University College and University of Newcastle 1961-1980, Associate Professor 1964-1965, Professor of Geology 1965-1980 and Emeritus Professor since 1980. She was the first Australian to be awarded a PhD in geology from an Australian University and the first woman dean of science in an Australian university.

Her early research addressed the geology of the Stanhope district in the Hunter Valley. This was later extended to embrace the mineralogy, geochemistry and genetic relations of the Carboniferous and Permian andesitic associations of eastern New South Wales, and the conditions of formation of secondary minerals in these andesitic and basic rocks.

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Events

1945
Career position - Demonstrator in Geology at University of Sydney
1947
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1947
Career position - Demonstrator in Geology at University of Sydney
1948
Education - Diploma of Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Sydney
1949
Career position - Demonstrator in Geology at the University of Tasmania
1949 - 1950
Career position - Rotary Foundation Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK
1950 - 1952
Career position - Research Geologist at the University of Tasmania
1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Tasmania
1955 - 1960
Career position - Lecturer at Newcastle University College
1960 - 1963
Career position - Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University College
1961 - 1980
Career position - Head of the Department of Geology at Newcastle University College and University of Newcastle
1964 - 1965
Career position - Associate Professor at Newcastle University College and University of Newcastle
1964 - 1966
Career position - President of the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
1965 - 1980
Career position - Professor of Geology at the University of Newcastle
1972
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1974 - 1977
Career position - President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women
1975
Award - Woman of the Year award received from the UN Association in Sydney
1980 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle
1981 - 1986
Career position - Director of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society
1983 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society
1988
Award - Medal for Meritorious Service received
1994
Award - Distinguished Service Medal received from the Australian Red Cross
1994
Award - Jean Arnot Award for Outstanding Commitment to Women received from the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Nashar, Beryl, The First Twenty-five Years in Department Geology Newcastle University College and the University of Newcastle, N.S.W., The University of Newcastle, Newcastle (N.S.W.), 1977, 24, xlviii pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Allen, Nessy, 'Test Tubes and White Jackets: the Careers of Two Australian Women Scientists [Beryl Nashar and Nancy Millis]', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 21, no. 52, 1997, pp. 126-137. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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