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Biographical entry Vernon, Donald Clayton (Don) (1928 - 2002)

Born
12 August 1928
Died
6 September 2002
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Mining engineer and Company director

Summary

Don Vernon joined the Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Ltd group in 1953, having worked for the Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) since 1945. He worked at the controversial copper-gold mine in the mountains of Bougainville, later becoming a director of Bougainville Copper Ltd.

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Events

1953 - 1959
Career position - Production Manager at the Rum Jungle Uranium Project in the Northern Territory
1964 - 1965
Career position - Production Manager at the Sulphide Corporation Pty. Ltd. in Cockle Creek, New South Wales
1966
Career position - Project Manager of Bougainville Copper Ltd.
1974
Career position - General Manager of Bougainville Copper Ltd.
1975 - 1977
Career position - Managing Director of Bougainville Copper Ltd.
1975 - 1993
Career position - Director of Bougainville Copper Ltd.
1979 - 1986
Career position - Executive Director of Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Ltd. (CRA)
1979 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of Bougainville Copper Ltd.
1983 - 1986
Career position - Group Executive of Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Ltd. (CRA)
1983 - 1989
Career position - Director of Metal Manufacturers Ltd.
1987 - 1995
Career position - Chairman of Atlas Steels Ltd.
1987 - 2002
Career position - Director of Inmet Mining Corporation in Toronto, Canada
1992 - 1998
Career position - Director of Normandy Mining Ltd.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Donald Clayton Vernon, chemical engineer, general manager of Bougainville Copper Pty Ltd, Cuttings files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Griffin, James, 'Obituary: Donald Clayton Vernon, mining engineer and company director', The Age, 9 October 2002. Details

Online Resources

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