Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L) (1933-)

Also known as
Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney Lorrimar) (1933-)
Kirkby, Sydney (1933-)
Kirkby, Sydney Lorrimar, (AO MBE) (1933-)
Kirkby, Sydney Lorrimar (1933-)
Field of activity
Surveyors; Cartographers; Executives; Surveyor; Antarctic explorer
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an53046552
NLA Persistent Identifier
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Biographies

Sydney Kirkby, between 1961 and 1965, surveyed more Antarctic territory than any other explorer. He was surveyor or station leader for three over-wintering parties at Mawson Station, Antarctica, 1956-1957, 1960-1961 and 1980-1981, as well as being a member of summer operations teams for four years, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1964-1965 and 1979-1980. During these periods he made a number of pioneering surveys. His contributions have made a significant impact on the fields of regional geochronology, petrology, tectonics geology, orogeny, glaciology, geomagnetism, and palaeomagnetism. The Kirkby Glacier and several other geographic features in Antarctica were named in his honour.

  • Award - Polar Medal
  • Award - Member of the British Empire
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to surveying, particularly in Antarctica, to polar exploration, research and mapping expeditions, and to professional scientific societies

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Resources for S. L. Kirkby

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Kirkby, Sydney Lorrimar
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Fixing Antarctica: mapping the frozen south
    Finch, Lynette
    Published: [Lynette Finch], [Ferny Hills, Qld], 2014

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  1. [Sydney Kirkby map collection]
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Map : 1935-1993 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Syd Kirkby interviewed by Annie Rushton in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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    Syd Kirkby interviewed by Annie Rushton in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
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  3. Syd Kirkby interviewed by Tim Bowden in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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    Syd Kirkby interviewed by Tim Bowden in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
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  4. Sydney Kirkby interviewed by Patrick Lyons in the History of Australian geoscience oral history project
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
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    Sydney Kirkby interviewed by Patrick Lyons in the History of Australian geoscience oral history project
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  5. Prince Charles Mountains & track chart Southern Journey 1956-57 : based on Astro control and ground reconnaissance / compiled Feb. 1957, Sydney L. Kirkby, L.S
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Map : 1957 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Antarctica : a conducted tour from ancient to modern / by S.L. Kirkby, and Undara : the longest known young lava flow / by P.J. Stephenson
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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    Antarctica : a conducted tour from ancient to modern / by S.L. Kirkby, and Undara : the longest known young lava flow / by P.J. Stephenson
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  7. Prince Charles Mountains / compiled August 1957 S.L. Kirkby, surveyor A.N.A.R.E., 1956-57 ; based on horizontal photography and astro-fixes by A.N.A.R.E. 1956-57
    Australia. Division of National Mapping
    [ Map : 1957 ]
    At National Library
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  1. [Sydney Kirkby map collection]
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Map : 1935-1993 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Syd Kirkby interviewed by Annie Rushton in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
    View online
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    Syd Kirkby interviewed by Annie Rushton in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
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  3. Syd Kirkby interviewed by Tim Bowden in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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    Syd Kirkby interviewed by Tim Bowden in the Australian Antarctic Division oral history collection
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  4. Sydney Kirkby interviewed by Patrick Lyons in the History of Australian geoscience oral history project
    Kirkby, S. L. (Sydney L.), 1933-
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
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  5. Fixing Antarctica : mapping the frozen south / Lynette Finch
    Finch, Lynette
    [ Book : 1900-2014 ]
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    Fixing Antarctica : mapping the frozen south / Lynette Finch
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  1. A.N.A.R.E. Summer 1964-65 Tellurometer Traverse : Framnes Mountains to Enderby Land / [led and coordinated by Syd Kirkby]
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