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King, Georgina (1845 - 1932)

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Anthropologist and Geologist
Born: 6 June 1845  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.  Died: June 1932  Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia.
Georgina King was self-taught and, encouraged by George Bennett, developed an interest in geology. However, she propounded eccentric theories and was frustrated by lack of recognition by scientists and learned societies.

Career Highlights
Undertook field studies in geology during the 1860s and early 1870s. Travelled to England, Ireland and Europe 1881, where she studied rock formations and collected specimens. Worked on her collection on her return to Sydney. Joined the first Science Congress held in Sydney in 1888. Believed she had discovered that Australian mineral wealth was "intrusive and found in eruptive rock, and with it the origins of nuggets." Fellow, Royal Anthropological Society of Australasia.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 1 August 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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