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Biographical entry Crockford, Joan Marian (1919 - 2015)

Born
1919
Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Died
4 September 2015
Occupation
Palaeontologist
Alternative Names
  • Crockford-Beattie, Joan (married name)

Summary

Joan Crockford was a geologist and invertebrate palaeontologist who specialised in Palaeozoic bryozoans.

Details

In 1957 Crockford published Permian Bryozoa from the Fitzroy Basin, Western Australia in the BMR (Bureau of Mineral Resources) Bulletin. For this paper she recorded 79 species, 42 of which were new to science.

Crockford was the first to identify a total of 80 species of bryozoan. These were collected between 1940 and 1956 from New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Events

1936
Award - Prize for Women in Geology, University of Sydney
1938
Award - Edgeworth David Prize for Palaeontology University of Sydney
1939
Education - Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours)
1940
Award - University Medal, University of Sydney
1942
Education - Masters of Science, University of Sydney
c. 1942 - c. 1945
Award - Linnean Macleay Fellowship
1951
Education - Doctorate of Science At Sydney University
c. 1952
Career position - Contract work for the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR)
1957
Career event - Published Permian Bryozoa from the Fitzroy Basin, Western Australia for the BMR Bulletin

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 215 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Turner, S., 'Invincible but mostly Invisible: Australian Women's Contribution to Geology and Palaeontology', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 281, 2007, pp. 165-202. Details

Online Resources

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