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Biographical entry Hoadley, Charles Archibald Brookes (1887 - 1947)

1 March 1887
Burwood, Victoria, Australia
27 February 1947
Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Explorer, Geologist and Educator


Charles Hoadley took part in the Australasian Antarctic Exploration Expedition led by Douglas Mawson in 1911-1913. He spent many years as the principal of Footscray Technical School.



Education - Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BME) completed at the University of Melbourne
1911 - 1913
Career position - Geologist to the 2nd Base at Queen Mary Land, Australasian Antarctic Exploration Expedition
Award - Caroline Kay Scholarship and Government Research Scholarship in geology received
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1914 - 1916
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the School of Mines and Industry in Ballarat, Victoria
Award - King's Polar Medal received
1916 - 1947
Career position - Principal of the Footscray Technical School
Career position - Joined the Boy Scout Association
1928 - 1937
Career position - Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Boy Scout Association
Career position - Commissioner in charge of the Australian Contingent to the 21st Birthday Jamboree in England
Award - Order of the Silver Wolf
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Published resources


  • Hoadley, Jack A., Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley, a Man of Inspiration and Courage (Melbourne: Sid Harta Publications, 2010), 460 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Lack, John, 'Hoadley, Charles Archibald Brookes (1887-1947), Explorer, Educationalist and Scout Leader' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 313-314. Details

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Charles Archibald Brookes Hoadley', Uni News, 12 (6) (2003), 4. Details
  • Quilty, Patrick G., 'Early Australian Earth Scientists in the Antarctic, Part 3: The Foundation Laid - Mawson's Men', TAG: Geological Society of Australia Newsletter, 163 (2012), 19-24. Details



  • Hoadley, Jack A., Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley, a Man of Inspiration and Courage (2010)
    Hince, Bernadette, Historical Records of Australian Science, 22, (2011), 311-2. Details

See also

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne (Melbourne: Department of History, University of Melbourne, 2003), 168 pp. Details

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