Jennings, J. N. (Joseph Newell) (1916-1984)

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Jennings, J. N. (1916-1984)
Jennings, Joe (1916-1984)
Jennings, Joseph Newell (1916-1984)
Field of activity
Geographer; Geomorphologist; geomorphologist, academic
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Joseph Newell (Joe) Jennings (1916-1984), geomorphologist, was born on 29 June 1916 at Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, only child of Joseph Newell Jennings, commercial traveller, and his wife Alice,...

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Joe Jennings was regarded as a world authority on karst geomorphology. An early interest in glacial geomorphology expanded on coming to Australia into periglacial studies, coastal geomorphology and the geomorphology of deserts. Jennings's interest in caving as a recreational activity became a preoccupation with the science of caves and karst. He was particularly influential in Australian cave science and exploration, notably in relation to the Eastern Highlands, the Nullarbor and the Kimberley region, and the sandstone karsts of northern Australia. Jennings edited the 7-volume : his own contribution (1971) is regarded as a standard authority. He published widely in the fields of zoology, climatology, and European exploration and land use in Australia.

  • Education - BA, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Served with Royal Artillery
  • Education - MA, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Lecturer in physical geography, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Reader in Geomorphology, Department of Geography, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University
  • Career position - President, Australian Speleological Association
  • Life event - Naturalised as an Australian citizen
  • Career position - Professorial Fellow in Geomorphology, Australian National University
  • Award - PhD, University of Cambridge
  • Career position - President of the Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Award - Victoria Medal, Royal Geographical Society, United Kingdom
  • Award - W. B. Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Life event - Retired
  • Career position - Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University
  • Award - Honorary Life Member, National Speleological Society, U.S.A.

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Joseph Newell Jennings died of a heart attack whilst skiing on 24 August. He was 68.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Jennings, Joseph Newell (Joe)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Joseph Newell Jennings 1916-1984
    Spate, O. H. K. and Spate, A. P.
    Published: 1985
    Series: Australian Geographical Studies, 23, 2, 325
  3. Joseph Newell Jennings, MA, PhD, 1916 - 1984
    Anon
    Published: 1985
    Series: Geographical Journal, 151, 1, 151-2
  4. Jennings, Joseph Newell (1916-1984), Geomorphologist
    Spate, Andy
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 588-589

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  1. Landform evolution in Australasia / editors: J.L. Davies and M.A.J. Williams
    Davies, John Lloyd
    [ Book : 1977-1978 ]
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    Landform evolution in Australasia / editors: J.L. Davies and M.A.J. Williams
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  2. Fluvial geomorphology : in memoriam J.N. Jennings / edited by Hanna Bremer
    Bremer, Hanna
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Fluvial geomorphology : in memoriam J.N. Jennings / edited by Hanna Bremer
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  3. Lake George excursion notes / G. Singh & J.N. Jennings
    Singh, G
    [ Book : 1984 ]
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  4. Yarrangobilly, New South Wales
    Jennings, J. N. (Joseph Newell), 1916-1984
    [ Map : 1946-1985 ]
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  5. Karst / J.N. Jennings
    Jennings, J. N. (Joseph Newell), 1916-1984
    [ Book : 1971-2017 ]
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  6. Bud Frank thesis materials, Abercrombie Caves, New South Wales
    Jennings, J. N. (Joseph Newell), 1916-1984
    [ Map : 1978 ]
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  7. White Wells, Nullarbor Plain : during Australian Speleological Federation Expedition January 1957 / survey by R.A. Bailey and J. Jennings
    Bailey, R. A
    [ Map : 1958 ]
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  8. Bungonia, New South Wales
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    [ Map : 1965-1978 ]
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  9. Inselbergs = Inselberge / ed. by Hanna Bremer and Joe Jennings
    Bremer, Hanna
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
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    Inselbergs = Inselberge / ed. by Hanna Bremer and Joe Jennings
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  10. Karst geomorphology / J.N. Jennings
    Jennings, J. N. (Joseph Newell), 1916-1984
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Joseph Newell Jennings, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. [Joe Jennings special map collection]
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  3. Landform evolution in Australasia / editors: J.L. Davies and M.A.J. Williams
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