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Biographical entry Knight, John Lindsay (1920 - 2006)

Born
29 February 1920
Died
8 November 2006
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Executive and Geologist

Summary

John Knight worked as a surveyor and geologist, exploring and supervising black and brown coal mining at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine from 1943 to 1962. During this time he supervised the drilling operation that confirmed a new 20 million ton coal resource in Anglesea, and Knight was also involved in resource investigations in Scoresby, Craigieburn and Campbellfield. hen he became assistant director of the Geological Survey of Victoria. In 1978 he was named director of the Geological Survey and he held this position until his retirement in 1982.

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Events

1942
Education - Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne
1943 - 1947
Career position - Assistant Surveyor, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
1947 - c. 1951
Career position - Field Geologist, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
1950
Education - Certificate in Coal Mine Management
c. 1951 - 1962
Career position - Senior Geologist, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
1958
Education - Diploma of Public Administration
1962 - 1978
Career position - Assistant Director (executive) of the Geological Survey
1967 - 1968
Career position - National Secretary, Geological Society of Australia
1968
Career position - Chairman of the Victorian division of the Geological Society of Australia
1978 - 1982
Career position - Director of the Geological Survey of Victoria
2003
Award - Fellow of the Geological Society of Australia

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Kenley, P., 'Puffing Billy enthusiast mined life's rich seams', The Age, 13 March 2007. Details

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