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International science "down under"; the British Association meeting in Australia, August 1914, with special reference to related activities in Adelaide

C. Twidale and Jennie A. Bourne
International science "down under"; the British Association meeting in Australia, August 1914, with special reference to related activities in Adelaide
Earth Sciences History (October 2002) 21 (2): 166-189

Abstract

From 8-12 August 1914, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, meeting in Australia, descended on Adelaide. The meeting included delegates from a dozen overseas countries, including many from the United Kingdom. Amongst the visiting geologists were Arthur Philemon Coleman (1852-1939) and William Morris Davis (1850-1934), Rollin Thomas Chamberlin (1881-1948) and John Walter Gregory (1864-1932), Albrecht Penck (1858-1945) and Johannes Walther (1860-1937), Alexander du Toit (1878-1948) and Hartley Travers Ferrar (1879-1932), George William Lamplugh (1859-1926) and Sydney Hugh Reynolds (1867-1949), as well as the home-based T. W. Edgeworth David (1858-1934) and Ernest Willington Skeats (1875-1953). The proceedings created immense public interest and brought science to the people in a way never before achieved in Australia. That the meeting proceeded at all is a tribute to the Australian Government, the Association, and the conference organisers, as well as the participants, for the First World War had been declared only a few days before the meeting. The interactions between the home population and the delegates, and between delegates, provide an enlightening commentary on the values and standards of our world almost a century ago.


ISSN: 0736-623X
EISSN: 1944-6187
Serial Title: Earth Sciences History
Serial Volume: 21
Serial Issue: 2
Title: International science "down under"; the British Association meeting in Australia, August 1914, with special reference to related activities in Adelaide
Affiliation: University of Adelaide, Geology and Geophysics, Adelaide, South Aust., Australia
Pages: 166-189
Published: 200210
Text Language: English
Publisher: History of the Earth Sciences Society, Troy, NY, United States
References: 91
Accession Number: 2022-054825
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendices
Illustration Description: illus. incl. portrs.
S34°55'60" - S34°55'60", E138°35'60" - E138°35'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2022, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 202219
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