• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4343

Browne, Ida Alison

(1900 – 1976)
  • Born 16 August, 1900, Paddington New South Wales Australia
  • Died 21 October, 1976, Edgecliff New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Academic, Geologist, Palaeontologist


Ida Alison Browne lectured in palaeontology at the University of Sydney from 1935 to 1950, before working jointly with her husband, William Rowan Browne, a renowned geologist.

She was educated at Fort Street Girls’ High School in Sydney, before attending the University of Sydney where, in 1922, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with First Class Honours. She was awarded the University Medal in geology. In 1932, she was awarded a Doctorate of Science.

Later in her career, she served as a Member of the Australian National Research Council.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • University of Sydney, Archives
    • Personal archives of BROWNE Ida Alison [1900-1976]
  • Macleay Museum
    • Dorothy Powell Albums

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Fort Street Girls' High School (1911 - 1975)