ANU Department of Geography, Research School of Pacific Studies

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ANU Department of Geography, Research School of Pacific Studies

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1951 - 1968


The Department of Geography was formed within the Research School of Pacific Studies in 1951. In 1967 Council took the decision to divide the Department and in July 1968 the Department was formally divided into two, the Department of Human Geography and the Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology. Professor O.H. K. Spate was Head of the Department until 1967 when he became Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies.


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Entered from deposit description on 8 December 2015




Department of Geography annual reports, ANUA 380-1

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