WORKED AS PIT BOY, NOW APROFESSOR
SYDNEY, Fri: A pit boy who began work at 13 in Welsh mines, and later graduated Doctor of Philosophy and did scientific research in many mines in England, America, and Europe, arrived in Sydney to- day by the Orontes from Lon- don.
He is Dr D. W. Phillips, re- cently appointed Professor of Mining at the New South Wales University of Technology.
"My job has always been going down below, and my post in the Chair of Mining will involve doing some of my work in Aus-i tralian pits," Dr Phillips said. I Before taking his present ap pointmnt he was chief safety enginer to the British National Coal Board and senior scien-
tific officer to the British, Ministry of Fuel and Power. I "In Britain mining is a much safer occupation today because of scientific research. Necessity made us learn more about roof control hi mines, and this has greatly reduced the number of accidents," Dr Phillips said.
He said he believed nationalisation of coal in
Britain had greatly improved}
human relationships between ¡ management and miners. |