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Nashar, Beryl (1923 - 2012)

Professor, OBE

9 July 1923
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
5 May 2012
Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
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Nashar was Head, Department of Geology, Newcastle University College and University of Newcastle 1961-1980, Associate Professor 1964-1965, Professor of Geology 1965-1980 and Emeritus Professor since 1980. She was the first Australian to be awarded a PhD in geology from an Australian University and the first woman dean of science in an Australian university. Her early research addressed the geology of the Stanhope district in the Hunter Valley. This was later extended to embrace the mineralogy, geochemistry and genetic relations of the Carboniferous and Permian andesitic associations of eastern New South Wales, and the conditions of formation of secondary minerals in these andesitic and basic rocks. She was appointed OBE - The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil) - 1 January 1972 for her work in education and international relations.

Sources used to compile this entry: Bright Sparcs and Who's Who in Australia, 2001.

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Portrait of Beryl Nashar [picture]
McDonald, Damian



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