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Raggatt, Harold George (1900 - 1968)

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Born: 25 January 1900  North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 2 November 1968  Hughes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
(Sir) Harold George Raggatt joined the Geological Survey of New South Wales in 1922 and in 1940 was appointed Commonwealth Geologist. From 1942-51 he was foundation Director of the Bureau of Mineral Resources and until 1965 Secretary to the Department of National Development. He was educated at the University of Sydney (BSc, MSc, DSc) and knighted in 1963.

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1922 - 1939Geologist with the Geological Survey of New South Wales
1939Assistant to the Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1940 - 1942Commonwealth Geological Adviser
1942 - 1951Director of the Commonwealth Mineral Resources Survey (later Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics)
1951 - 1956Secretary of the Department of National Development
1954Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1954Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1957 - 1965Deputy Chairman of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission

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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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