Date(s) - 01/09/2021
Annual Harald Jensen Lecture
The annual lecture is named after Harald Jensen (1879-1966), a geologist and soil chemist. Harald was a soil chemist and soil surveyor with the NSW Department of Agriculture (1909-1912), chief geologist for the Northern Territory government (1912-1916), and geologist (temporary) for the Queensland government (1917-1922), after which he became a consulting geologist.
He was senior geologist for the Aerial Geophysical Survey of Northern Australia (1938-1940) and investigated mica deposits in central Australia for the Commonwealth Government (1942-1943). Throughout his career, Harald took a keen interest in the vegetation, especially eucalypts, of the areas he visited as a geologist. He wrote a large number of scientific papers and reports, most of which were published in NSW journals.