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Biographical entry Denmead, Alan Knox (1902 - 1994)

5 December 1902
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
30 August 1994


Alan Denmead worked for the Geological Survey of Queensland 1927-1967, from 1956 as Chief Government Geologist. He was a close friend and collaborator of Professor Dorothy Hill of the University of Queensland, with whom he co-edited "Geology of Queensland" in 1960.


Born 5 December 1902. Died 30 August 1994. Educated University of Queensland (MSc 1926). Geological Survey of Queensland 1927-67 (District Geologist, Charters Towers 1946-50, Assistant Chief Government Geologist 1950-56, Chief Government Geologist 1956-67). Sometime Chairman, Queensland Division, Geological Society of Australia, Federal President 1962-63. In 1991 the Queensland Division established the annual A.K. Denmead Lecture in recognition of his services to geology in Queensland and to the Society.

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Journal Articles

  • Denmead, A. K., 'An appreciation [of C. C. Morton]', Queensland Government Mining Journal, 56 (1955), 828-9. Details
  • Denmead, A.K., 'The Chiefs of the Geological Survey of Queensland From 1899 to 1955', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, lxviii (10) (1956), 51-60. Details
  • Denmead, A.K., 'The Present Statuts of Geology in Queensland', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 73 (1962), 1-16. Details


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