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Biographical entry White, Mary Elizabeth (1926 - 2018)

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Born
5 January 1926
Southern Rhodesia
Died
5 August 2018
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Palaeobotanist

Summary

Mary White was a Palaeobotanist who published a number of books on Australian paleobotany including The Greening of Gondwana - The 400 Million Year Story of Australia's Plants (1986) and the Eureka prize winning After the Greening: The browning of Australia (1994). In addition to her publications Mary White was employed as a consultant by the Bureau of Mineral Resources and as a research associate for the Australian Museum in Sydney. The Museum has a collection of over 12,000 plant fossils assembled by White.

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1956 - 1980
Career position - Consultant, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra
1975 - 1984
Career position - Curator and Research Associate, Australia Museum, Sydney
1995
Award - Honorary Doctor of Science, Macquarie University
1999
Award - Riversleigh Medal, The Riversleigh Society
1999
Award - Honorary Doctor of Science, Queensland University of Technology
2001
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
2009
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to botany as a researcher and through the promotion of increased understanding and awareness of the natural world
2010
Award - Lifetime of conservation award, Australian Geographic

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Journal Articles

  • Jersey, N, 'Palaeobotany and Palynology in Australia: A Historical Review', Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 6 (2) (1968), 111 - 136. Details

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Elizabeth Daniels