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Corporate entry Geological Survey of Victoria (1861 - 2004)

Victoria, Australia
Reference No
VA 4118


The Geological Survey of Victoria was established in 1861 to map Victoria's geological resources. In 2004 the Geological Survey merged with Petroleum Resources to form GeoScience Victoria.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Geological Survey of Victoria - Records, 1896 - 1904, MS 073; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

CD Roms

  • O'Shea, P. J., Beneath Our Feet: Celebrating 150 Years of the Geological Survey of Victoria (Melbourne: Geological Survey of Victoria, 2003). Details

Conference Papers

  • McQueen, Ken, 'The Joint Border Prospecting Parties 1896-97: New South Wales and Victorian Geological Surveys', in The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory - 1853 to 1903 edited by Pierson, R. R. (Melbourne: Earth Sciences History Group, GSA Inc., 2007), pp. 57-61.. Details

Edited Books

  • Johns, R.K. ed., History and role of government geological surveys in Australia (Adelaide: South Australian Government Printer, 1976), 111 pp. Details


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