Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly


1850 Born December 14th at Ansty, Leicestershire.
Royal School of Mines.
1867 Assistant in Geological Society Library and Museum.
1870 Assistant Geologist on Geological Survey.
1870 – 1871 Seconded as Geologist to the Khedive of Egypt.
1872 Wrote “Elementary Physical Geography”.
1876 Announced discovery of flint implements beneath boulder clay in East Anglia.
Best known for Memoir on “Geology of Fenland” (1877); “The Fenland past and present “ (1878) with S.H. Miller; “On the manufacture on gun flints” (1879).
1881 Retired from Survey.
1888 In California.
1889 In Borneo.
1893 Teaching botany in Hong Kong.
Paper with J.W. Kingsmill on Loess of Shangtung (Q.J. 1895).
Paper on Geology of Queensland.
President of the Royal Society of Queensland.
1926 Died February 2nd at Brisbane.

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