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Biographical entry Keid, Harold Guy Walker (1895 - )

Born
25 June 1895
Pimpama, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Harold Keid was a geologist with the Geological Survey of Tasmania from 1920 to 1925 and from 1942, retiring in 1960 as Chief Geologist. In the intervening years he worked as a geological consultant in Southeast Asia and Geologist for the Aerial Geological and Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia. Keid's work in Tasmania was mainly concerned with coal and tin deposits and underground water, and later in the administration of his department. During his time with the Aerial Geological and Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia, aerial photography was used for the first time for geological mapping purposes.

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Events

1920
Education - BSc, University of Queensland
1920 - 1923
Career position - Field Geologist, Geological Survey of Tasmania
1923 - 1925
Career position - Government Geologist, Geological Survey of Tasmania
1937 - 1938
Career position - Temporary Geologist, Geological Survey of Queensland, at Charters Towers
1938 - 1942
Career position - Geologist, Aerial Geological and Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia
1942 - 1946
Career position - Field Geologist, Geological Survey of Tasmania
1946 - 1960
Career position - Chief Geologist, Geological Survey of Tasmania
1960
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Bacon, C. A., 'A brief history of the Department of Mines - 1882 to 1996', Tasmanian Geological Survey record, 7 (1-18) (1996). Details
  • Withnall, Ian, '"Saving Private Keid" - the war experiences and later career of Harold Guy Walker Keid', Newsletter, Earth Sciences History Group, 45 (2018), 37-9. Details

See also

  • Bacon, C. A. and Banks, M. R., 'A history of discovery, study and exploitation of coal in Tasmania', Papers and proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 123 (1989), 137-89. Details

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