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Biographical entry Drake, Lawrence Arthur (1931 - 2007)

Born
29 October 1931
Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Died
29 April 2007
Australia
Occupation
Astronomer, Geophysicist, Priest and Seismologist

Summary

Lawrence Drake was a seismologist and astronomer who also practised as a Jesuit priest for 43 years. From the 1970s through to the early 1990s, Drake held the position of director at St Ignatius College's Riverview Observatory, as well as lecturing in geophysics at Macquarie University. In 1992 he was made director of the San Calixto Observatory in Bolivia. He held this position until 2002 when he returned to Australia due to illness.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Branagan, David, 'Lawrence Drake', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales , vol. 141, 2008, p. 54. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Head, M., 'At ease with heaven's mysteries', The Age, 11 May 2007. Details

Online Resources

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