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Biographical entry Dooley, James Creswell (Jim) (1919 - )

30 January 1919
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Jim Dooley was a Principal Research Scientist at the Bureau of Mineral Resources from 1944-1984. Earlier in his career he was a research student of Professor Laby at the University of Melbourne. In 1940 he went to the Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo, where he undertook optical munitions work.


Born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 January 1919. AM 1987. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1940, MSc 1941) and Australian National University (BA Hons 1971). Optical munitions work, Commonwealth Solar Observatory, Mount Stromlo 1940-44, Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Mineral Resources 1944-84, senior lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Queensland 1986, senior lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Papua New Guinea 1987. Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal 1977.

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