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Biographical entry Pittman, Edward Fisher (1849 - 1932)

31 July 1849
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
18 November 1932
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Geologist and Administrator


Edward Pittman was appointed New South Wales government geologist in 1891 and in 1902 became under secretary of the Department of Mines (and Agriculture until 1906) while continuing as government geologist. From 1883 he was chief mining surveyor for the colony.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Vallance, T. G., 'Pittman, Edward Fisher (1849-1932), Geologist and Administrator', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 241-242. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Pittman, E.F., 'Note on the Occurrence of a New Mineral at Broken Hill', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 27, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1893, pp. 366-375. Details
  • Pittman, E.F., 'Notes on Two New Mineral Substances from the Australian Broken Hill Consols Mine', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 29, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1895, pp. 48-51. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.