Hill, Dorothy (1907–1997)

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Hill, Dorothy (1907–1997)

Australian geologist and paleontologist. Born Sept 10, 1907, in Brisbane, Australia; died April 23, 1997; University of Queensland, BS, 1928; earned doctorate at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Australian geology expert, was the 1st Australian woman fellow of Royal Society of London (1965), 1st woman fellow of Australian Academy of Science (1956), as well as its 1st woman president (1970), and the 1st woman president of Royal Society of Queensland (1949); at University of Queensland, worked as research fellow (1937–42), geology department lecturer (1946–52), reader (1955–59), research professor (1959–72) and emeritus professor of geology (1973–97); edited Geological Society of Australia's journal (1958–64); helped establish Queensland Palaeontographical Society (1962). Named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1971) and Commander of the Order of Australia (1993).

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