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Woodward, Bernard Henry (1846 - 1916)

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Museum director
Born: 31 January 1846  Islington, England.  Died: 14 October 1916  Harvey, Western Australia, Australia.
Bernard Henry Woodward was government analyst for Western Australia from 1889-95, while simultaneously serving as curator of the Geological Museum. By 1997 historical, ethnographical and fine arts material had been added, the institution became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery, and Woodward became its director until his retirement in 1916.

Career Highlights
Born 31 January 1846. Died 14 October 1916. Assistant, department of geology and mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History) 1848-?, arrived Western Australia 1889, government analyst 1889-95, inspector of mineral oils 1893, examined problems in flour 1894, assistant examiner in patents 1896, curator, Geological Museum, Perth from 1889, director, Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery 1897-1916. Foundation president 1896 and president 1914, Society of Arts, founder, Western Australian Natural History Society (the Royal society from 1912), president, Toodyay Vine and Fruit-growers' Association 1893-98. Commemorated by Woodward Park reserve,

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 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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