• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0064

Hill, Dorothy

(1907 – 1997)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 10 September, 1907, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Died 23 April, 1997
  • Occupation Geologist, Palaeontologist


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).


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 palaeontology, and received an AC in 1993.



  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Published resources

Archival resources

  • John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection
    • Dorothy Hill - Records
  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Dorothy Hill Papers

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