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Biographical entry Woodward, Henry Page (1858 - 1917)

16 May 1858
Norwich, England
8 February 1917
West Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Henry Woodward was government geologist for Western Australia 1888-1895, 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.



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

Published resources


  • Glover, John with Bevan, Jenny, The Forgotten Explorers: Pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826-1926, Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, W.A., 2010, 246 pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Woodward, H., 'Eminent Living Geologists', Geological Magazine, vol. 6, 1899. Details

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