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Biographical entry Mawby, Maurice Alan Edgar (1904 - 1977)


31 August 1904
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
4 August 1977
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mineralogist and Business executive


Maurice Mawby was an expert in mining and metals treatment. He held many appointments including technical secretary (1941-1944) of the Commonwealth Copper and Bauxite Committee (Australia); manager of New Broken Hill (1944) where he was chief metallurgist; director of research and development with Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd (from 1945) and director of exploration and research at Zinc Corporation.


Born 31 August 1904. Died 4 August 1977. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1969.


1975 - 1977
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Maurice Alan Mawby - Records, 1902 - 1977, 81/127; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary; Sir Maurice Mawby, CBE', Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 263 (1977), 1-2. Details
  • Wark, I. W. And Ellis, E. G., 'Maurice Alan Edgar Mawby 1904-197', Historical Records of Australian Science, 5 (1) (1980), 104-128. Details


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See also

  • 'Dr Keith Thomas Henry Farrer OBE MA DSc FTSE - Biographical Note', Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Details
  • Birch, W. D. and Henry, D.A., 'The geology collections of Museum Victoria, Melbourne', Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 6 (2) (2000), 83-91. Details
  • Branagan, David, 'Australian Geochemical Mineral Exploration: it all began at Moonta through V. P. Sokoloff', Journal of Australasian Mining History, 5 (2007), 20-38. Details

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