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Biographical entry McBriar, Elizabeth Maud (Maud) (1922 - 2014)

Born
27 September 1922
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Died
24 November 2014
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Maud McBriar, who spent more than 30 years at Geology Department of the University of Adelaide, was a tireless advocate for geological conservation and for the environment. In this advocacy she developed strong links with councils, governments, companies, and conservation and community groups. As Convenor, Geological Monuments Subcommittee of the Geological Society of Australia (South Australia Division) she was instrumental in the preservation of Hallett Cove and the subsequent establishment of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Two study trips to the United kingdom (1978 and 1980-1) focussed on the work of nature conservation organisations in the maintenance and promotion of geological monuments. McBriar was co-founder and later Life Member of the Field Geology Club of South Australia, and served as Chairperson of the Nature Preservation Committee, National Trust of South Australia.

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1942 - 1945
Career position - Geological Assistant (part-time), Broken Hill Proprietry Ltd
1945
Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
1946 - 1948
Career position - Graduate Technician, South Australian Department of Mines
1948 - 1950
Career position - Employed by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics
1952 - 1956
Career position - Scientist, United Steel Company, Rothersham, United Kingdom
1957 - 1959
Career position - Tutor, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide
1959 - 1979
Career position - Senior Tutor, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide
1963
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1966 - 1998
Career position - Convenor, Geological Monuments Subcommittee, Geological Society of Australia, South Australian Division
1971
Career position - Co-founder, Field Geology Club of South Australia
1979 - 1987
Career position - Principal Tutor Department of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide
1987
Life event - Retired
1988
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to conservation and the environment
1990
Award - Major Conservation Award, Field Naturalists Society of South Australia
1995
Award - Life Member, Field Geology Club of South Australia
2006
Award - Bruce Webb Medal, Geological Society of Australia, South Australian Division

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