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Biographical entry Stanley, Evan Richard (1885 - 1924)

Born
1885
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
27 December 1924
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Evan Stanley trained in geology at the University of Adelaide. He was the first Government Geologist for Papua, 1911-1924. As well as conducting investigations into the regional geology, mineral deposits and indications of petroleum in Papua, Stanley was also involved in the Commonwealth Scientific Expedition to New Guinea in 1920-1922.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Evan Richard Stanley, 1908 - 1925, MS 7933; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Evan Richard Stanley, 1902 - 1987, MS 9713; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Pictures Collection

  • Evan Richard Stanley - Photographs, 1908 - 1925, PIC/7804/1-14 LOC; National Library of Australia Pictures Collection. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Davies, H. L., 'Evan Richard Stanley, 1885-1924: Pioneer Geologist in Papua New Guinea', BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, vol. 10, 1987, pp. 153-177. Details

Online Resources

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