Henry Caselli Richards

Geologist, Award Winner

1884 – 1947

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Who was Henry Caselli Richards?

Henry Caselli Richards Australian geologist.

Richards was born in Melton, Victoria and was educated at Box Hill Grammar, South Melbourne College and the University of Melbourne, obtaining a D.Sc. in 1915.

In 1919 he became the University of Queensland's first geology professor. In 1922 he founded, along with Sir Matthew Nathan, the Great Barrier Reef Committee.

Richards worked for the Queensland Department of Mines and was a member of artesian water committee. He was awarded the Clarke Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1938.

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Born
Dec 16, 1884
Melton
Profession
Education
  • Kingswood College
Died
Jun 13, 1947

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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