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Obituary: Dr John Graham Reid
1947-2019 Dr John Reid. Dr John Reid FAusIMM died suddenly on Sunday 8 September 2019 at home in Brisbane. John had well over 40 years’ experience as a metallurgical engineer. He was just 71 years old when he passed away. John Reid the professional Since 1998, Dr Reid had been the principal of Reid Resource Consulting Pty Ltd, specialising in due diligence studies for IPOs and buy-outs, undertaking feasibility studies, evaluating capital and operating costs, and providing Read More
Obituary: Geoff Stewart OAM
1930-2019 Geoff Stewart OAM. Geoff Stewart was born in Tatura, northern Victoria in depression-ridden 1930. He left school at age 16 and became an apprentice fitter and turner, then a toolmaker at the South Australian School of Mines. Early employment in heavy steel manufacture and the fabrication of mining equipment led him to become the owner-operator of an earthmoving business and ultimately into the mining industry where he found his niche. A man of remarkable Read More
Obituary: Dr Harry McDougal Parker
1946-2019 Harry Parker. Harry McDougal Parker was born in New York on 7 February, 1946. Harry’s youth was spent in the outdoors while his father worked for the National Park Service (NPS) as a ranger and naturalist at the Grand Tetons, Crater Lake and Yosemite, as well as a stint at the NPS offices in Virginia. Harry was introduced to geology by his mother, Katharine, who had an Bachelor in Geology from Radcliffe and a Masters in Religious Education from Union Read More
Obituary: Chris Roberts
1948-2019 Chris Roberts was the first born to Wynn and Rosalie Roberts in Melbourne on September 1, 1948 and raised on their bush block at Montrose at the foot of Mount Dandenong where he attended the local government primary and secondary schools. Being the first of five children, the early leadership role in the family helped him with his role as prefect at Lilydale High School and later in his working life. Chris Roberts. His love of the bush and fixing old Landrovers Read More
October 2016
George (Wally) Wallace McGregor
1925-2015 Wally was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 9 April 1925. The son of a schoolteacher and a carpenter, Wally was the fourth of six children, with another half-brother and sister from his father’s previous marriage. Attending the Forbury Primary School in Dunedin, he soon developed a keen sense for arithmetic and comprehension. Wally then went on to attend King’s High School where he was appointed the role of school prefect. During this time, Wally joined the Royal Life Saving Read More
Desmond (Des) John Stroud
Des Stroud was born in Port Pirie, South Australia to parents Arnold and Anne Stroud. He grew up hearing stories of his grandparents’ pioneering life in the copper fields of Nairne and Wallaroo; the silver, lead and zinc glitter of Broken Hill; and the goldfields of Ballarat, Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Des had a love of Australian early history and exploration, which led to his lifelong involvement in the mining industry. Following his early education in Port Pirie, Des attended Sacred Read More