Edward Townley Hardman F.C.S., F.R.G.S.I., etc.

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1845 Born April 6th descended from old Drogheda family. Received early education in Drogheda. Won Government Exhibition and entered Royal College of Science, Dublin 1867. Obtained Diploma in mining etc.
1870 Appointed to Geological Survey of Ireland 15th July.
1871 Elected F.G.S.I.
1874 F.C.S. Prepared memoir of Geology of Coalfields of Kilkenny and Tyrone and paper on Geology of North of Ireland.
Also keen antiquary and communicated papers to Royal Irish Academy.
1883 Selected by Colonial Office to examine and report on geology and mineral resources of the Kimberley district of W. Australia. Discovered extensive goldfield in vicinity of Napier Range.
1885 Returned home.
1886 Assisted in arrangement of rocks, fossils and minerals sent by W. Australia for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London. Returned to duties on Irish Survey.
1887 Died April 30th at Dublin.

Biographies and obituaries

Details Obituary - Edward Townley Hardman, F.C.S., F.R.G.S.I., etc Born 6th April 1845, died 30th April 1887. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 4 p.334-336. 1887. Edward Townley Hardman, F.C.S., F.R.G.S.I., etc. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756800193896

Hardman, Edward Townley (DNB00) — Wikisource

Edward Hardman — Wikipedia article

Playford, Phillip and Ruddock, Ian (1985). "Discovery of the Kimberley Goldfield". Early Days. 9 (3).

Hardman, Edward Townley (1845-1887). (2009). In Trove. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1010045

Playford, Phillip E. Hardman, Edward Townley (1845–1887). Australian Dictionary of Biography

Publications

List of papers: Geological Magazine (1887) p. 335,336.

BGS archives

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/8/11,41,171,196,199,204,226 E T Hardman: Letters on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/161 E T Hardman: Letter to R.I. Murchison concerning Hardman.
GSM/DC/A/C/31/108 E T Hardman: On his appointment as examiner