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Biographical entry Skeats, Ernest Willington (1875 - 1953)

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Born
1 November 1875
Berais Town, Hampshire, England
Died
20 January 1953
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Ernest Skeats was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Melbourne 1904-1941, and published widely in the field but with emphasis on petrology and stratigraphy. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1910-1911.

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Portrait of Skeats by Max Meldrum at the University of Melbourne.

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1897 -
Career position - Demonstrator in Geology, Royal College of Science
1899
Education - BSc, University of London
1899 - 1953
Career position - Member, Geologists' Association
1902
Education - DSc, University of London
1904 - 1941
Career position - Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Melbourne
1906 - 1953
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Society of Victoria
1909
Career position - President, Section C (Geology), Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1910 - 1911
Career position - President, Royal Society of Victoria
1910 - 1915
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
1919
Career position - Foundation Member, Australian National Research Council
1922 - 1924
Career position - President, Professorial Board, University of Melbourne
1924 - 1925
Career position - President, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
1929
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1929 - 1953
Career position - Trustee, Royal Society of Victoria
1937
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1941 - 1953
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
1952 - 1953
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1953, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1925 - 1950; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

University of Melbourne Museum of Art

  • Ernest Willington Skeats - Records, 1941, 0000.44; University of Melbourne Museum of Art. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Skeats, E. W., Some Founders of Australian Geology (Sydney: 1934). Details

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Journal Articles

  • Edwards, A. B., 'Obituary: Ernest Willington Skeats', Australian Journal of Science, 15 (4) (1953), 127-128. Details
  • Hills, E. S., 'Ernest Willington Skeats', Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 66 (1-2) (1955), 164-65. Details
  • Skeats, Ernest W., 'Obituary: Sir Colin Fraser', Australian Journal of Science, 6 (6) (1944), 176. Details
  • Skeats, Ernest Willington & Summers, H. S., 'The petrological and experimental aspects of the main road problem in Victoria (Lecture & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XII (1912), 232-240. http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24524. Details

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Skeats, Ernest Willington Portrait
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McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn