Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander) (1898-1983)

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Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
Öpik, Armin Aleksander, (FAA) (1898-1983)
Öpik, Armin Aleksander, (FAA) (1898-1983)
Öpik, Armin Aleksander (1898-1983)
Öpik, Armin Aleksander (1898-1983)
Öpik, Armin Alexander
Öpik, Armin Alexander (1898-1983)
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Geologist; Palaeontologist
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Biographies

Armin Aleksander Öpik (1898–1983), palaeontologist, was born on 24 June 1898 at Lontova, near Kunda, Estonia, youngest surviving son of Karl Heinrich Öpik, harbourmaster, and his wife Leontine Johanna,...

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Armin Öpik was Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Estonian State University at Tartu 1930-1944. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1948 and was employed as geologist at the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra until his retirement in 1964. His major work in Australia was on the Cambrian and Early Ordovician stratigraphy and palaeontology of northern Australia.

Born Lontova, Estonia, 24 June 1898. Died Canberra, 15 January 1983. Educated Estonian State University, Tartu (Magister Mineralogiae 1926, Doctor Philosophiae Naturalis 1928, Privatdozent 1929). Lecturer in geology and mineralogy, Estonian State University at Tartu 1926-29, Professor of Geology and Palaeontology and Director of the Geological Museum and Institute 1930-44; compiling a regional geology of the north-eastern part of Europe, Geotectonic Institute, German Academy of Science, Berlin 1944; teacher of geology, 'Baltic University', Pinneberg, near Hamburg 1945-48; Bureau of Mineral Resources, Melbourne 1948-49; Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra 1949-63, with special contract arrangements to continue his work on documenting the Cambrian collections until it was completed. Correspondent, Geological Society of Finland 1926; Corresponding Member, Palaeontological Society of America 1928; Honorary Member, Geological society of London 1938; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1962; Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal, Smithsonian Institution 1962; Honorary Member, Geological Society of Australia 1965; Clarke Memorial Lecturer, Royal Society of New South Wales 1965; Award of Merit, Professional Officers' Association 1966. In Estonia he edited the journal "Eesti Loodus" and was president of the Naturalists' Society of the University of Tartu.

  • Career position - Editor, , Journal of the Naturalists' Society of The University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Education - Magister Mineralogiae, Estonian State University, Tartu, Estonia
  • Chair - Correspondent, Geological Society of Finland, Finland
  • Education - Doctor Philosophiae Naturalis, Estonia State University, Tartu, Estonia
  • Career position - Lecturer in Geology and Mineralogy, Estonia State University, Tartu, Estonia
  • Chair - Corresponding Member, Palaeontology Society of America, United States of America (USA)
  • Education - Privatdozent, Estonia State University, Tartu, Estonia
  • Career position - Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Estonia State University, Tartu, Estonia
  • Career position - Director, The Tartu Geological Museum and Institute, Estonia
  • Award - Honorary Member, Geological Society of London, England
  • Career position - Geotectonic Institute, German Academy of Science, Berlin, Germany
  • Career position - Geology Teacher, Baltic University, Pinnberg, Germany
  • Career position - Bureau of Mineral Resources, Melbourne, Australia
  • Career position - Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra, Australia
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
  • Award - Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal, Smithsonian Institution, United States of America (USA)
  • Award - Honorary Member, Geological Society of Australia, Australia
  • Award - Clarke Memorial Lecture, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia
  • Award - Award of Merit, Professional Officers' Association, Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Öpik, Armin Aleksander
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Armin Alexander Öpik 1898-1983
    Glaessner, M. F. , Shergold, J. H. and Teichert, C.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 267-276
  3. Armin Alexander Öpik 1898-1983
    Glaessner, M. F.; Shergold, J. H.; and Teichert, C.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  4. Öpik, Armin Aleksander - Ms 205
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  5. Öpik, Armin Aleksander (1892-1983), Palaeontologist
    Branagan, D. F.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2013
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 18, 247-8
  6. Armin Aleksander Öpik Guide to Records
    O'Sullivan, Lisa; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2004
  7. A Brief Guide to the Records of Armin Aleksander Öpik
    O'Sullivan, Lisa; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992
  8. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. A brief guide to the records of Armin Aleksander Öpik / prepared by Lisa O'Sullivan with Gavan McCarthy and Tim Sherratt
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,871.859)

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  2. Ostracoda from the Ordovician Uhaku and Kukruse formations of Estonia / by A. Opik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book : 1937 ]
    At ANU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,920.07)

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  3. Lower Silurian fossils from the "Illaenus Band", Heathcote, Victoria / by A.A. Öpik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book, Microform : 1953 ]
    At 9 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,140.961)

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  4. Brachiopoda Protremata der estlandischen ordovizischen Kukruse-Stufe. / Tartu, [K. Mattiesens Buchdr. Ant.-Ges.], 1930 bibls, illus, maps (Tartu. Ulikool. Acta et commentationes universitatis tartuensis (Dorpatensis). A:Mathematica, physica, medica. ...
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At ANU Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,266.273)

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  5. Uber einige Dalmanellacea aus Estland. / Tartu, [K. Mattiesens Buchdr. Ant.-Ges.], 1933. 26 p., bibl., illus. (Tartu. Ulikool. Acta et commentationes universitatis tartuensis (Dorpatensis). A: Mathematica, physica, medica. 251). Xerox copy
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,947.59)

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  6. Lawn Hill, Queensland, 4-mile geological series : sheet SE/54-9, Australian National Grid / [compiled by E.K. Carter and A.A. Opik]
    Carter, Edwin Keith
    [ Book : 1961 ]
    At DES|DNRME Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,655.281)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 55,655.281)

  7. Uber Klitamboniten. / Tartu, [K. Mittiesens Buchdr. Ant.-Ges.], 1934 bibl., illus (Tartu. Ulikool. Acta et commentationes universitatis tartuensis (Dorpatensis). A: Mathematica, physica, medica. 265) Xerox copy
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book ]
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    At ANU Library
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  8. Tectonic map Canberra, A.C.T. geology by A.A. Opik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Map : 1953 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    Tectonic map Canberra, A.C.T. geology by A.A. Opik
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  9. Preliminary report on Cambrian fossils collected from the Barkly Tableland and adjacent areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory / by A. A. Opik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book : 1948 ]
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    At Geoscience Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,106.383)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,106.383)

  10. The Cambrian trilobite Redlichia : organization and generic concept / by A.A. Öpik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35,746.176)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 35,746.176)

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  1. Hill, Dorothy (1907-1997)
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    ... female elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and has published widely on ... Queensland 1981 1981 Award - W.R. Browne Medal received from the Geological Society of Australia 1983 ...
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  3. Royal Society of New South Wales (1866-)
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  1. U.S. AWARD
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 18 April 1962 p 2 Article Illustrated
    ... , Dr. Armin Alexander Opik (above) has been awarded the Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal by the National ... Academy of the U.S.A. Dr. Opik, who was born in Estonia, has worked with the Commonwealth Bureau of ... 511 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 17 January 1983 p 11 Family Notices
    ... . OPIK, Armin Alexander (Dr). — January 15, 1983   at Canberra, aged 84 years. Loved father of Ira ... .   DEATHS   HAUMENS, Esger (Eddie). — January 15th, 1983, at   his residence, 158 Queen ... 951 words
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  3. NEW AUSTRALIANS ANXIOUS FOR WORK 860 D P's from Germany
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 28 April 1948 p 3 Article
    ... they had leen forced to learn in Germany. Their daily paper, run by Alexander îundze, a Riga journalist ... someone who will push him-forward." Professor Armin Opik: "I have come here with my wife, daughter Yuta ... 418 words
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  1. Armin Alexander Opik 1898-1983
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  1. Über Plectamboniten / von A. Öpik
    Öpik, A. A. (Armin Alexander)
    [ Book : 1933 ]
    Languages: German
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  2. Report of the sub-committee elected to examine the problem of conservation of geological objects in the A.C.T
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    [ Book : 1959 ]
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  3. Interpretation of the stratigraphy of the palaeozoic sedimentary rocks of the Adaminaby tunnel lines, Snowy Mountains / by A.A. Opik
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    [ Book : 1952 ]
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  1. GRACE BROS. HOLDINGS LIMITED REGISTER OF UNCLAIMED MONEYS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 12 July 1994 p 2146

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    ... on 23rd August 1983 Register of Moneys which became unclaimed moneys during the year 1983 Name of ... , Armin Alexander $204 40 14 Busby Street O'C onnor ACT Odd Lot Nominees Pty Ltd $178 85 GPO Box 4423 ... 728 words
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  2. OFFICES ABOLISHED, CREATED, ETC. PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 12 August 1948 [Issue No.122] p 2945

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... on 21st June, 1948, to Armin Alexander Opik whilst employed as Geologist, Grade 2, Bureau of Mineral ... Commonwealth Public Service Act 1922-1947 shall not apply for a period not exceeding twelve months commencing ... 4811 words
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  3. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 1 December 1955 [Issue No.63] p 3988

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    ... Zoltan Baran, Elisabeth Clara Baran, Mikolaj Baranoff, Theodore (known ae Theodore Alexander) Baranowicz ... CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION. Department of Immigration, Canberra, A.C.T. 7th November, 1955. IT ... 30117 words
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