Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper) (1907-1995)

Also known as
Ludbrook, N. H. (1907-1995)
Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper) (1907-)
Ludbrook, Nelly Hooper, (MBE) (1907-1995)
Ludbrook, Nelly Hooper (1907-)
Ludbrook, Nelly Hooper (1907-1995)
Woods, Nelly (1907-1995)
Field of activity
Geologist; Palaeontologist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35315498
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-500530

Biographies

Nelly Ludbrook, née Woods, was the first South Australian born palaeontologist to demonstrate the importance of palaeontology to the mining industry and founded what is now known as the Biostratigraphy Section of Mines and Energy, South Australia. Interested in geology and palaeontology from her undergraduate years at the University of Adelaide, where she completed Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, she was able to pursue her interest in Cainozoic molluscs when she married Wallis Verco Ludbrook in 1935 and moved to Canberra. She had written a paper on the subject while working as a high school teacher at Mount Barker for which she was awarded the Tate Medal from the University of Adelaide. Her subsequent career included appointment as assistant geologist with the Commonwealth Government from 1942-1949, a period in London from 1950 at the Imperial College where she gained a PhD in geology and the DIC in palaeontology for a study of Pliocene molluscs from strata underlying the Adelaide Plains. On the death of her husband she returned to South Australia in 1952 where she was employed as technical information officer for the Mines Department, and in 1957 was appointed palaeontologist, a position she held until her retirement in 1967 as senior palaeontologist. She published more than 70 scientific papers and monographs, and at least 17 fossil species and one genus of fossil mollusc have been named in her honour. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1981 'for service to science'.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Ludbrook, Nelly Hooper
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Malacology: Papers in honour of Dr Nell Ludbrook
    J. Murray Lindsay
    [Adelaide, South Australia]
    Published: Department of Mines and Energy South Australia
  3. Obituary: Nelly Hooper Ludbrook (1907-1995)
    R K Johns and B J Cooper
    [1995]
    Series: IspartOf The Australian geologist
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Rock me hard…rock me soft…: A history of the Geological Society of Australia
    B J Cooper and D F Branagan
    [Sydney, New South Wales]
    Published: Geological Society of Australia Inc.

Resources by N. H. Ludbrook (5)

  1. Core and cuttings samples from B.P.C. stratigraphic bore ST1, Jones Spring, Christmas Island / by N .H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-1995
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117,682.023)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117,682.023)

  2. Reserves of iron ore in Australia / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-1995
    [ Government publication, Book : 1948 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,203.461)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,203.461)

  3. Analyses of some Australian iron ores / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-1995
    [ Government publication, Book : 1948 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,150.059)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,150.059)

  4. Notes on copper mining and production, Northern Territory  / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-1995
    [ Government publication, Book : 1949 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,123.969)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37,123.969)

  5. Notes on Australian occurrences of ceramic clays / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-1995
    [ Government publication, Book : 1948 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,900.734)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,900.734)

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  1. No. 22. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Monday 8 September 1890 [Issue No.490 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 6987

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    ... A. T. 61 Dickson H. W.f " Purcell's Hotel" 62 Dickon & Jones 64 Dingle Miss C. G-. 65 Dinn N. M ... Store 99 Gulliford H. S. 100 Gurner Mips Jessie 101 Guthridge N. 102 Gut hrie F. B., chemical laboratory ... 9644 words
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  2. No. 25. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 12 October 1883 [Issue No.422 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 5541

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    ... Mrs. H. 124 Grey John, Coffee Palace 125 Griffin C. 126 Griffes & Co. Messrs. 127 Griffith W., Hooper ... 137 Gurnpr John 138 Guminon J. 140 Guthill Jas. 1 HAEGEL H. 2 Haigh J. 3 Hald 3ST. N. 4 Hale A. H. 5 ... 8727 words
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  3. No. 1. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Monday 6 February 1888 [Issue No.85 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 965

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    ... . & Co. ' 95 Lucas H,, fruit merchant; 97 Ludbrook C. 98 Luhrs N. (2) 100 Luke J. P. 101 Lux Mr. 102 ... 88 Carter Miss J. J* 39 Carter Jessie 40 Carter T. S. 41 Cartwright Josh. H. 43 Castle N. 44 Ca ... 9174 words
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  1. Family Notices
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 27 October 1954 p 17 Family Notices
    ... -ln-law of S n,,an<1 Olive Wlndley, and uncle H v!Lv£»and At rest. ORNE.— A tribute to our friend, BUw ... . DEATHS AFFLECK. — On October 25 (sud-iH. denly), at her residence, "Gon-arew," 204 Mill Street. Ballarat ... 5301 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Monday 26 October 1908 p 6 Family Notices
    ... -loved son of H. and M. Illman, of Aldinga, who died W.A. October 24 1907. Also, in loving memory of Louie ... September, 1907, at the Norton's Summit Baptist Church, bj the Rei. A. E Page, William, second son of James ... 1414 words
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  3. INTERMEDIATE AND SCHOOL LEAVING UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION RESULTS ANNOUNCED Exhibition Candidates
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 3 March 1937 p 16 Article
    ... I ICHS) Allan J II M ISC) Allclitn P C (MO BO s I Allen H E (SO Allen J N (WO) Allen Mary t (PLO ... ;   Arnold D W (WC) Arroasmlth R D (N H s ) Ashbolt A C (COB) Ashton L M (B H H S ) As! ton J R S ... 15417 words
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  1. Stratigraphy, palaeontology, malacology : papers in honour of Dr. Nell Ludbrook / edited by J. Murray Lindsay
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Book, Government publication : 1985 ]
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    Stratigraphy, palaeontology, malacology : papers in honour of Dr. Nell Ludbrook / edited by J. Murray Lindsay
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  2. A guide to the geology and mineral resources of South Australia / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Book, Government publication : 1980 ]
    At 47 libraries
    A guide to the geology and mineral resources of South Australia / by N.H. Ludbrook
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  3. Quaternary molluscs of South Australia / N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Book, Government publication : 1984 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
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    Quaternary molluscs of South Australia / N.H. Ludbrook
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  4. Quaternary molluscs of the western part of the Eucla Basin / by N.H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
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    Quaternary molluscs of the western part of the Eucla Basin / by N.H. Ludbrook
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  1. Radio interview with Dr. N. H. Ludbrook / Interviewer: Mary Rose Goggs
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Sound : 1973 ]
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    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Interview with Dr. N. H. Ludbrook / Interviewer: Bernard O'Neil
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Sound : 1989 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Dr. N. H. Ludbrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Unpublished : 1931-1978 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Scaphopoda / by N. H. Lubrook
    Ludbrook, N. H. (Nelly Hooper), 1907-
    [ Article : 1954 ]
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  2. Bentonite and fuller's earth / compiled by ... N.H. Fisher ; production tables and graphs by N.H. Ludbrook
    Fisher, N. H. (Norman Henry)
    [ Article, Government publication : 1946 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  3. Fluorite (fluorspar) and cryolite / revised ... by N.H. Fisher from original report by H.B. Owen
    Owen, H. B
    [ Article, Government publication : 1948 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  4. Phosphates / compiled ... by T.D. Dimmick
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  1. LUDBROOK, Nelly Hooper (née Woods) (1907-1995)
    LUDBROOK, Nelly Hooper (née Woods) (1907-1995)
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    MBE In 1981. PhD.Pottery too!!! Marked FCT / N. LUDBROOK / 1938 / Matt Blue.Nelly was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Woods, of Mount Torrens. She married Wallis Verco LU...

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