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Nye, Percival Bartlett (1893 - 1985)

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Born: 21 March 1893  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 21 August 1985  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Percival Bartlett Nye was one of Australia’s leading geologists. Some of his many appointments include Government Geologist for Tasmania (1920-1923) and Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources (1951-1958). Nye authored over twenty-five scientific publications and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the field of geology.

Career Highlights

1915 - 1916Assayer at the Hampden-Cloncurry Mines
1916Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Melbourne
1916 - 1919Lieutenat of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Corps in the Australian Imperial Force
1919 - 1920Petrologist at the National Museum of Victoria
1920 - 1923Assistant Government Geologist in Tasmania
1922Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1923 - 1934Government Geologist in Tasmania
1934 - 1940Executive Officer of the Aerial, Geological and Geophysics Survey of Northern Australia
1941 - 1942Assistant Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1942 - 1946Assistant Director of the Mineral Resources Survey
1946 - 1951Assistant Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources
1951 - 1958Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources
1955Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1958 - 1984Consulting Geologist in Melbourne

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 29 June 1995
Modified: 3 October 2005

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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