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Biographical entry Dulhunty, John Allan (1911 - 1994)

Born
1 April 1911
New South Wales, Australia
Died
7 April 1994
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

John Allan Dulhunty was Reader in Geology at the University of Sydney from 1957 until his retirement in 1973. After this, he and his wife Roma carried out a series of expeditions to Lake Eyre which yielded many important research papers on the sedimentological and geomporphical changes of the lake. Roma also wrote three books about there expeditions using photographs taken by John. The Rare Book and Special Collections Library of the University of Sydney has an archives collection of Roma's (and John's?) work.

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Events

1938
Award - Deas Thompson Scholarship for Mineralology received from the University of Sydney
1938
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1940 - 1944
Career position - Linnean Macleay Fellow at the University of Sydney
1945 - 1949
Career position - Senior Commonwealth Research Fellow at the University of Sydney
1947
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1951 - 1956
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Sydney
1955
Career position - Acting Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney
1957 - 1973
Career position - Reader in Geology at the University of Sydney
1961
Career position - Acting Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney
1964 - 1965
Career position - President of the Geological Society
1967
Career position - Acting Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney

Archival resources

Rare Book and Special Collections Library, University of Sydney

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • D.F.B, 'Biographical Memoirs - John Allan Dulhunty 1911-1994', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 127, 1994, pp. 161-167. Details

Online Resources

Annette Alafaci