Famous Geologists from Australia

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List of notable or famous geologists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top geologists born in Australia and even some popular geologists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian geologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These geologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known geologist from Australia is included when available.

A list made up of people like Douglas Mawson and Richard Daintree.

This historic geologists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian geologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous geologists from Australia?" These prominent geologists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian geologists.

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    Sir Albert Ernest Kitson KBE, CMG was a British/Australian geologist and naturalist, winner of the Lyell Medal in 1927. more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1868-1937)
    • Birthplace: Audenshaw, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Cecil Madigan

    Cecil Thomas Madigan was an Australian explorer and geologist born in Renmark, South Australia. After attending Prince Alfred College in Adelaide, and the University of Adelaide, he won a Rhodes scholarship in 1911 to study geology at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1911 he was invited by Sir Douglas ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1889-1947)
    • Birthplace: Renmark, Australia
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Douglas Mawson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from Australia
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    Sir Douglas Mawson OBE FRS FAA was an Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer and academic. Along with Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Mawson was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1882-1958)
    • Birthplace: Shipley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist, Explorer
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    Douglas Maxwell Stone also known as Doug Stone is an Australian geologist, author, publisher, farmer and businessman. He was born in Kew, Victoria, and is the son of Lawrie Phillip Stone and Josephine Alexander Proctor. He is Manager of Outdoor Press, and a farmer on the property known as Granite ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published many scientific papers, six books and ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Profession: Professor, Author, Geologist
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    Jillian Fiona Banfield is a geomicrobiologist and biogeochemist whose work focuses on the fundamental relationship between microorganisms and their chemical environments. Her most noted work includes publications on how microorganisms alter their chemical and physical environments during simulated ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
    • Profession: Professor, Geologist
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    Rhodes Whitmore Fairbridge was an Australian geologist and expert on climate change. Born in Pinjarra, Western Australia, Fairbridge graduated from Queen’s University in Ontario and earned his master’s degree from Oxford. In 1941, he earned a doctorate in geology from the University of Western ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1914-2006)
    • Birthplace: Pinjarra, Australia
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Richard Daintree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Geologists from Australia
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    Richard Daintree CMG was a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer. In particular, Daintree was the first Government geologist for North Queensland discovering gold fields and coal seams for future exploitation. Daintree was a pioneer in the use of photography during field trips and his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1832-1878)
    • Birthplace: Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Scientist, Geologist, Photographer
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