Hills, E. Sherbon, (Edwin Sherbon) (1906-1986)

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Hills, E. Sherbon (1906-1986)
Hills, Edwin Sherbon, (FAA, FRS) (1906-1986)
Hills, Edwin Sherbon (1906-1986)
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Geologist
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Edwin Sherbon Hills (1906-1986), geologist, was born on 31 August 1906 at Carlton, Melbourne, son of Melbourne-born parents Edwin Sherbon Hills, hatter, and his wife Blanche Eva, née Toe. Edwin was dux...

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Edwin Hills was Lecturer in Geology 1932-1944, Professor of Geology and Mineralogy 1944-1962, Research Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor 1962-1971, at the University of Melbourne. His interests were wide ranging and included fossil fishes, physiography, mineralogy and petrology, structure, tectonics and morphotectonics, and economic geology.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Demonstrator in Geology at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London
  • Career position - Lecturer in Geology at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Acting Senior Lecturer (to 1940) then Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Melbourne
  • Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
  • Award - Wollaston Fund Award received from the Geological Society of London
  • Career position - Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Geologist at the North Australia Observer Unit, Directorate of Army Research
  • Career position - Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - President of Section P (Geography) of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Career position - Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Chairman of Editorial Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Award - Bigsby Medal received from the Geological Society of London
  • Career position - Chairman of the Interim Council and then Foundation President of the Geological Society of Australia
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
  • Career position - Chairman of the Professorial Board and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Hydrology
  • Career position - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Victoria
  • Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Career position - Research Professor of Geology
  • Award - Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • Award - Lomonosov Medal received from the University of Moscow
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Quaternary Research
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Career position - Professor Emeritus
  • Career position - Chairman of the Commission on the Teaching of Geology, International Union of Geological Sciences
  • Award - W.R. Browne Medal received from the Geological Society of Australia
  • Career position - Member of the Royal Society of Sciences of Uppsala

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  • (Corporate Body) The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills held multiple roles at The University of Melbourne between 1929 and 1986, including Research Professor of Geology (1964 - 1971), Emeritus Professor (1972 - c.1986), Dean of Science (1947 - 1948) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (1962 - 1971). He also received the David Syme prize from The University of Melbourne in 1939.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Army (1903 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills served as a Captain with the North Australian Observer Unit, Directorate of Army Research in the 1943 - c.1944.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) (1930 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills was President of the Geography Section of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science in 1947.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Society of Victoria (1859 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills was President of the Royal Society of Victoria between 1955 and 1956 as well as Chairman of its editorial committee between 1947 and 1956.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Geological Society of Australia Inc (1952 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills was Chairman of the Interim Council and then Foundation President of the Geological Society of Australia between 1952 and 1955. He also received the W. R. Browne Medal from the Geological Society of Australia in 1979.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Academy of Science (1954 - )

    <p>Edwin Hills was a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and served as Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Hydrology (1959 - 1968) and the Australian National Academy of Science Committee for Quaternary Research (1970 - 1978).</p>

  • (Corporate Body) National Museum of Victoria (1854 - 1983)

    <p>Edwin Hills was Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Museum of Victoria 1962-1968</p>

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hills, Edwin Sherbon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Guide to the Records of Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1993
  3. Hills, Edwin Sherborn (1906-1986), Geologist
    Archbold, N.W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 533-534
  4. Professor Edwin Sherbon Hills: His Palaeontological Works
    Turner, S. and Long, J.A
    Published: 1986
    Series: A Small Collection of Informal Essays Prepared by Friends and Colleagues and Intended for Presentation to Prof. E.S. Hills on What Would have been his Eightieth Anniversary of his Birthday 31 August, 1986, 1-14
  5. Edwin Sherbon Hills, 1906-1986
    Hill, Dorothy
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 79-95
  6. Primary description of person CP 175; Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Published: National Archives of Australia, 2000
    Series: RecordsSearch
  7. Professor Edwin Sherbon Hills: His Palaeontological Works
    Turner, S. and Long, J.A
    Published: Memorial Volume Committee/Blackwoods, Melbourne, 1989
    Series: Pathways in Geology. Essays in Honour of Edwin Sherbon Hill, 41-51
  8. Edwin Sherbon Hills Guide to Records
    Sherratt, Tim; McCarthy, Gavan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2004
  9. Hills, Edwin Sherbon - Ms 92
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  10. Ernest Willington Skeats
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 1955
    Series: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 66, 1-2, 164-65
  11. Royal Society of Victoria - Approaching Centenary
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 1957
    Series: The Australian Journal of Science, 19, 4, 144-145
  12. Royal Society of Victoria - Approaching Centenary
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Science and the making of Victoria
  13. David Evan Thomas (1902-1978)
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 2, 90-96
  14. William Noel Benson
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 1958
    Series: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society, 4, 27-33
  15. Frank Leslie Stillwell
    Hills, E. S.
    Published: 1966
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 1, 1, 58-66
  16. William Rowan Browne 1884-1975
    Vallance, T. G., with contributions by E. S. Hills
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  17. A Model Scientist? Edwin Hills
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1993
    Series: Australasian Science, Autumn
  18. A Guide to the Records of Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Sherratt, Tim; McCarthy, Gavan
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992
  19. Career Outline
    Sherratt, Tim; et al
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993
    Series: Guide to the Records of Edwin Sherbon Hills
  20. Professor E. S. Hills' Great Relief Model of Australia
    Joyce, E. B.
    Published: 2006
    Series: Newsletter (Earth Sciences History Group), 36, 23-25
  21. William Edwin Hills, Wood Scientist, 9-2-1921 - 3-2-2008
    Higgins, H. and Hewertson, W.
    Published: 2008
    Series: The Age
  22. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  23. Australasian Science
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  24. John Stuart Anderson
    Hyde, B. G. and Day, P
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2
  25. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

Resources by E. Sherbon Hills (17)

  1. Papers of Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1844-1988 ]
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    Papers of Edwin Sherbon Hills
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  2. A guide to the records of Edwin Sherbon Hills / prepared by Tim Sherratt and Gavan McCarthy
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 124,295.719)

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  3. Pathways in geology : essays in honour of Edwin Sherbon Hills / R.W. Le Maitre, editor-in-chief
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Pathways in geology : essays in honour of Edwin Sherbon Hills / R.W. Le Maitre, editor-in-chief
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  4. The surface of Australia / by E. Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1955 ]
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  5. Thesis for degree of D.Sc. / E.S. Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Thesis : 1938 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  6. Correspondence
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1950-1962 ]
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  7. Outlines of structural geology / by E. S. Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1940-1953 ]
    At 26 libraries
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  8. The physiography of Victoria : an introduction to geomorphology / by E. Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1940-1975 ]
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    The physiography of Victoria : an introduction to geomorphology / by E. Sherbon Hills
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  9. Elements of structural geology / [by] E. Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1963-1972 ]
    Languages: English;lis, [1 other]
    At 40 libraries
    Elements of structural geology / [by] E. Sherbon Hills
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  10. The age and physiographic relationships of the cainozoic volcanic rocks of Victoria / by Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1939 ]
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  1. Papers of Edwin Sherbon Hills
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1844-1988 ]
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    At National Library
    Papers of Edwin Sherbon Hills
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  2. Anne Nicholls, Ray Suding, Betty Ripper, G. Baker, E. S. Hills, F.A.S., Jackson, Austin Edwards, parts II & III 1929 off Korkuperrimul Ck
    [ Photograph : 1929 ]
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    Anne Nicholls, Ray Suding, Betty Ripper, G. Baker, E. S. Hills, F.A.S., Jackson, Austin Edwards, parts II & III 1929 off Korkuperrimul Ck
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  3. A guide to the records of Edwin Sherbon Hills / prepared by Tim Sherratt and Gavan McCarthy
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  4. Pathways in geology : essays in honour of Edwin Sherbon Hills / R.W. Le Maitre, editor-in-chief
    Hills, E. Sherbon (Edwin Sherbon), 1906-1986
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Pathways in geology : essays in honour of Edwin Sherbon Hills / R.W. Le Maitre, editor-in-chief
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 107,038.234)

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    ... , Engadine, N.S.W. 2233: Hill, Lorraine Mary, 202/10 Wylde Strek, Potts Point, N.S.W; 2011; Hills, Noel ... ; Mcllhoney, Patrick Raymond, 236 Penshurst Street, Beverly Hills, N.S.W. 2209; McKinnon, John Leo Gerrard, 28 ... 1171 words
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    ... Gepp, Kt., M.Aust,M.Am.I.M.M. Sir Russell Grimwade, Kt., C.B.E., B.Sc., F.A.C.I. Professor Edwin ... Sherbon Hills, Ph.D., D.I.C., D.Sc. Emeritus-Professor Harold Addison Woodruff, B.Sc., M.B.C.S., L ... 1010 words
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  1. Family Notices
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 7 March 1934 p 12 Family Notices
    ... HARRISON -In loving memorv of my dear wife El îheth Sirah »ho rinsed away March 7 1906 Inserted bv htr ... Pnrramotta to Mr and Mrs J T Zucker, of Neil street Merrylands-a daughter MARRIAGES. at FOZZARD-SHERBON ... 2867 words
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  2. DR E. S. HILLS NEW GEOLOGY PROFESSOR
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 4 April 1944 p 5 Article Illustrated
    ... DR E. S. HILLS NEW GEOLOGY PROFESSOR Appointment of Dr Edwin Sherbon Hills to the Chair of Geology ... at the University of Melbourne, In succession to Prof H. S. Bummers, Dr E. S. Hills who is due to re ... 213 words
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  3. PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY Appointment of Dr. E. S. Hills
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tuesday 4 April 1944 p 2 Article Illustrated
    ... PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY Appointment of Dr. E. S. Hills Dr. Edwin Sherbon Hills- was appointed ... Melbourne man had succeeded in such a strong field. Mr. E. S. HILLS. ... 308 words
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  1. Elements of structural geology / E. Sherbon Hills
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    Languages: English;Spanish, [1 other]
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  2. Physiography of Victoria : An Introduction to Geomorphology
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  3. Outlines of structural geology / by E. Sherbon hill
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  4. William Noel Benson, 1885-1957 / [E.S. Hills]
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  1. Series 01 Part 01: Sir David Gilbert Ferguson correspondence, 1911-1940
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  2. Kathleen M. M. Sherrard further papers, 1909-1975, together with papers of the McInerney and Sherrard families, ca. 1888, 1916-1976
    Sherrard, Kathleen M. M., 1898-1975
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    Kathleen M. M. Sherrard further papers, 1909-1975, together with papers of the McInerney and Sherrard families, ca. 1888, 1916-1976
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  1. Edwin Sherbon Hills: 1906-1986
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  2. The publications of Edwin Sherbon Hills
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  3. Edwin Sherbon Hills: 31 August 1906/ 2 May 1986. -Obituary. Includes bibliography of his publications-
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  4. STUD LITTER RECORD (1 January 1965)
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