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Walkom, Arthur Bache (1889 - 1976)

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Museum curator and Geologist
Born: 8 February 1889  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 2 July 1976  Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia.
Arthur Bache Walkom was Director of the Australian Museum, 1940-1954.

Career Highlights

Chronology
1910Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1912Linnean Macleay Fellow in Geology of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1913 - 1919Assistant Lecturer in Geology at the University of Queensland
1914 - 1918Editor of the Royal Society of Queenslandís Proceedings
1915 - 1917Honorary Palaeobotanist at the Queensland Museum
1916 - 1918Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Queensland
1918Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1918 - 1919President of the Royal Society of Queensland
1919 - 1940Secretary of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1919 - 1966Editor of the Linnean Society of New South Walesí Proceedings
1919 - 1976Life member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1922 - 1929Editor of the Australian Nation Research Councilís Australian Science Abstracts
1926 - 1947General Secretary of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (later the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS))
1929Attended a meeting of the International Geological Congress in South Africa
1933Attended a meeting of the International Geological Congress in Washington, USA
1937 - 1940Secretary of the Australian National Research Council
1939 - 1954Trustee of the Australian Museum
1940 - 1954Director of the Australian Museum
1941 - 1942President of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1942 - 1970Treasurer of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1943President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1947 - 1954Served on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationís Australian committee for museums
1947 - 1954Served on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationís Australian national advisory committee
1948Attended the third General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Beirut, Lebanon
1948Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1949Delegate at science congresses in New Zealand
1949 - 1951President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1951Delegate at science congresses in Bangalore, India
1952 - 1966Honorary Secretary of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1953Bronze Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1955 - 1976Life member of ANZAAS
1970ANZAAS Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)

 

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