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Hill, Dorothy (1907 - 1997)

CBE, AC

Born
10 September 1907
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
23 April 1997
Occupation
Geologist and Palaeontologist

Summary

Dorothy Hill was the first female Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (1956); the first Australian woman elected to the Royal Society (1965); the first female President of the Australian Academy of Science (1970); and the first woman in an Australian university to be president of her university's professorial board (1971-1972).

Details

Hill was Research Professor of Geology at the University of Queensland from 1959-1972 and published widely on palaeontology, stratigraphy and geology.

She was awarded the CBE in 1971 for services to geology and palaentology, and received an AC in 1993.

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Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Dorothy Hill - Records, 1962, OM72-19; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

The University of Queensland Archives

  • Dorothy Hill - Records, 1930 - 1988; The University of Queensland Archives. Details

Elle Morrell

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