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What did Dorothy Hill achieve?
The first woman elected president of the Australian Academy of Science, and the first female university professor in Australia, Dorothy lived a fruitful and fulfilling life and career that left its mark upon the fields of geology and palaeontology forever.
What is Dorothy Hill famous for?
Dorothy Hill, AC, CBE, FAA, FRS (10 September 1907 – 23 April 1997) was an Australian geologist and palaeontologist, the first female professor at an Australian university, and the first female president of the Australian Academy of Science.
How did Isobel Bennett change the world?
Dr Isobel Bennett is one of Australia’s most distinguished marine biologists. She was involved in the first study of plankton to be undertaken in Australian waters; she became an expert on the intertidal zone of the temperate shoes; and her best known area of expertise is the Great Barrier Reef.
Where did Dorothy Hill do her work?
During World War II, Hill enlisted in the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service, serving in the Naval Office in Brisbane, a division of HMAS Moreton. She worked 80–90 hours a week in between her coral research and in the cipher and coding of shipping orders in General Douglas MacArthur’s division.
Why did Dorothy Hill get the RV D Hill Award?
In 2014, the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Queensland named their research vessel, RV D Hill, to honour her legacy to fossil coral research. Since 2002, the Australian Academy of Science has awarded the Dorothy Hill Award for female researchers in earth sciences.
When did Dorothy Hill win the Australian Academy of Science Award?
Since 2002, the Australian Academy of Science has awarded the Dorothy Hill Award for female researchers in earth sciences.
Who was Professor Dorothy Hill and what did she do?
On 10th September 2018, Google Doodle Honoured, Professor Dorothy, the Australian geologist and palaeontologist, on what would have been her 111th Birthday. Hill made significant contributions to Australian earth science and was a pivotal role model in opening a whole new world of education to women.
When did Dorothy Hill win the Daniel Pidgeon Fund?
In 1934 she won the Daniel Pidgeon Fund from the Geological Society of London. In 1936 she received an 1851 Senior Scholarship. Using this, Hill remained as a researcher at the University of Cambridge for a further two years.