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Woodward, Henry Page (1858 - 1917)

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Born: 16 May 1858  Norwich, England.  Died: 8 February 1917  West Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Henry Page Woodward was government geologist for Western Australia 1888-95, a government consultant for some years and finally assistant government geologist from April 1905. His annual report for 1890, republished as "Mining handbook to the colony of Western Australia" (1894), was essential reading for miners and prospectors. He persuaded the government to sink its first artesian bore at Guildford in 1894. Woodward was also a local partner and manager of mining and consulting business on the eastern goldfields for Bewick, Moreing & Co. of London and Coolgardie. He worked as a mining engineer in his own business from 1897.

Career Highlights

1883 - 1886Geological Survey of England and Wales
1887Royal College of Science
1888 - 1895Government Geologist for Western Australia
1896President of the Western Australian Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
1897 - Private mining engineer practise
1905Assistant Government Geologist for Western Australia


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Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 21 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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