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Anderson, Charles (1876 - 1944)

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Mineralogist and Museum curator
Born: 5 December 1876  Moa, Orkney Islands, Scotland.  Died: 25 October 1944  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Charles Anderson was Director, Australian Museum, Sydney, 1921-40. He was originally appointed mineralogist in 1901 and conducted research into morphological crystallography and the chemistry of minerals in Australia.

Career Highlights

1898Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1900Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1900 - 1901Director of the Ben Nevis Observatory in Scotland
1901 - 1921Mineralogist for the Australian Museum in Sydney
1908Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Edinburgh
1921 - 1940Director of the Australian Museum
1923 - 1924Lecturer in Crystallography at the University of Sydney
1924President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1930 - 1931President of the Anthropological Society of New South Wales
1932President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1941 - 1942President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales
1942 - 1944Communications Censorship


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 25 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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