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Simpson, Edward Sydney (1875 - 1939)

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Mineralogist and Chemist
Born: 11 March 1875  Woollaha, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 30 August 1939.
Edward Sydney Simpson, having just completed his BE in mining and metallurgy at the University of Sydney, was appointed the inaugural mineralogist and assayer to the Geological Survey of Western Australia in 1897. He was given control of the combined laboratories of the Health, Agriculture and Mines Departments in 1922 and these became the Government Chemical Laboratories. He was awarded a DSc by the University of Western Australia in 1919. His major monograph, the definitive "Minerals of Western Australia" was completed after his death by others and published in three volumes in 1948, 1951 and 1952.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 18 October 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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