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Biographical entry Baker, George (1908 - 1975)

10 October 1908
Coventry, England
29 August 1975
Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia


George Baker was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO where his main interest in geology was the research into australites.


Born Coventry, England, 10 October 1908. Died Mount Eliza, Victoria, 29 August 1975. MSc, DSc 1956. Junior assistant, Geology School, University of Melbourne from 1925; worked at the University of Melbourne till 1968, although an employee of CSIRO from 1948; Honorary Associate in Mineralogy, National Museum of Victoria. Syme Prize (shared) 1944, first recipient of Royal Society of Victoria's Research Medal 1959. Commissioner for Australia of the International Committee on Meteorites.

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State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • George Baker - Records, 1926 - 1975, MS 9941; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources


McCarthy, G.J.