- -1994 (Creation)
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95 boxes, 2 parcels.
Name of creator
Professor Dorothy Hill was appointed a research professor in Geology at the University of Queensland in 1959, becoming the first woman appointed to a professorial chair in Australia. She also became in 1965 the first Australian woman to be a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1970 she became the first female president of the Australian Academy of Science.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, -1994
Collection alternatively titled as: Dorothy Hill Collection.
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Collection of professional and personal papers. Includes mss and published copies of her work, with background research material, including maps and illustrations, and related correspondence. Professional correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1930-. Papers and reports received as a member of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Geological Society of Australia, Great Barrier Reef Committee, Royal Society, University of Queensland (Professorial Board, and Senate). Testimonials, research reports and recommendations supplied. Public lectures, press clippings, photographs.
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Unrestricted access except for Box 8, one item in Box 47, and Box 58 Folder 1, which are all restricted. Application for access may be submitted to the Fryer Librarian for consideration.
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Material from this collection has been cited in:
'Geopoetry' inspired by the work of Australia's first female Professor. The Science Show. Broadcasted ABC radio Saturday 9 February 2019 12:38PM.
The Australian women's register, AWH000062
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Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.