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Biographical entry Vallance, Thomas George

Born
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Science historian

Summary

Thomas Vallance was a lecturer in petrology at the University of Sydney and in 1965 was appointed associate professor. Early in his career he became interested in the history of petrology but this expanded to cover just about the whole range of the history of earth science.

Published resources

Books

  • Vallance, T. G., Moore, D.T. and Groves, E. W., Nature's Investigator: the Diary of Robert Brown in Australia, 1801-1805 (Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study, 2001), 666 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Keene, William (1798-1872), geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 5 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974), pp. 5-6. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050007b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859), geologist and biologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn, ed., vol. 6 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1976), pp. 216-217. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060233b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, D. F.; Vallance, T. G., 'Dun, William Sutherland (1868-1934)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), p. 364. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080388b.htm. Details
  • Branagan, David; Vallance, Thomas, 'The Earth Sciences: Searching for Geological Order' in The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988, Roy MacLeod, ed. (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 130-146. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Carne, Joseph Edmund (1855-1922), geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 7 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1979), pp. 565-566. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070573b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'The Fuss About Coal: Troubled Relations between Palaeonbotany an Geology' in Plants and Man in Australia, D. J. Carr and S. G. M. Carr, eds (Sydney: Academic Press, 1981), pp. 136-76. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Early German Connections with Natural History, Geology and Mining in New South Wales and Queensland' in New Beginnings: The Germans in New South Wales and Queensland: A Commemorative Volume, Johannes H. Voigt, ed. (Stuttgart: Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, 1983), pp. 269-278. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Laseron, Charles Francis (1887-1959), Naturalist and Connoisseur' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 675-676. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090677b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Maitland, Andres Gibb (1864-1951), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 10 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), pp. 386-387. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100379b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Osborne, George Davenport (1899-1955), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 101-102. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110112b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Pittman, Edward Fisher (1849-1932), Geologist and Administrator' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Geoffrey Serle, ed., vol. 11 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1988), pp. 241-242. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110247b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Wade, Arthur (1878-1951), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 12 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1990), pp. 338-339. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120378b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Browne, William Rowan (1884-1975), Geologist and Teacher' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 13 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1993), pp. 280-282. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130317b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Edwards, Austin Burton (1909-1960), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 81-82. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140093b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G.; Branagan, D. F., 'Murray, Reginald Augustus Frederick (1846-1925), geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 5 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974), pp. 321-322. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050367b.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G.; Branagan, D. F., 'David, Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858-1934), Geologist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp. 218-221. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080242b.htm. Details

Conference Papers

  • Barkas, J. P.; Aitchison, J. C., 'The Great Serpentine Belt of New South Wales: Evolution of Ideas from Benson through Vallance to the Present', in Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994 edited by D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (Sydney: International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, 1994), pp. 241-247.. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Thomas George Vallance, 1928-1993', in Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994 edited by D. F. Branagan and G. H. McNally (Sydney: International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, 1994), pp. ix-xxi.. Details

Journal Articles

  • Branagan, D. F. and Vallance, T. G., 'The Geological Society of Australasia (1885-1905)', Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 14 (2) (1967), 349-51. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 4: the early years of settlement', Scan, 1 (4) (1968), 11-15. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'History of Science in Australia. Pt. 7. Beginning of the geological system', Scan, 1 (7/8) (1968), 28-34. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Origins of Australian Geology', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 100 (1975), 13-43. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Arthur Bache Walkom 1889-1976 (Memorial Series No.25)', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 102 (3) (1978), 148-55. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'William Rowan Browne 1884-1975', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 4 (1) (1979), 65-81. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9790410065.htm. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Start of Government Science in Australia: A. W. H. Humphrey, His Majesty's Mineralogist in New South Wales, 1802-12', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 105 (2) (1981), 107-146. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Sydney Earth and After: Mineralogy of Colonial Australia, 1788-1900', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 108 (1986), 149-181. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Achievement in Isolation: A. W. Howitt, Pioneering Investigator of Metamorphism in Australia', Earth Sciences History, 5 (1) (1986), 39-49. Details
  • Vallance, T. G., 'Jupiter botanicus in the bush: Robert Brown's Australian field work, 1801-5', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 112 (1990), 49-86. Details
  • Vallance, T. G. and Moore, D. T., 'Geological Aspects of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator in Australian Waters, 1801-5', Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Historical Series, 10 (1) (1982), 1-43. Details

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See also

  • Kruta, V. et al., Dr. John Lhotsky : the turbulent Australian writer, naturalist and explorer Melbourne (Melbourne: Australia Felix Literary Club, 1977), 176 pp. Details
  • MacLeod, Roy ed., The Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS and the Scientific Enterprise in Australasia, 1888-1988 (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1988), 433 pp. Details

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