Charles Gould (geologist)

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Charles Gould (4 June 1834 – 15 April 1893) was the first Geological Surveyor of Tasmania 1859-69.

He was born on the 4 June 1834 in England [1] He conducted three expeditions into Western Tasmania in the 1860s.

He named many of the mountains on the West Coast Range.[2]

He also worked as a consultant geologist and land surveyor in Tasmania, the Bass Strait Islands and in New South Wales. He left Australia in late 1873 and he died on the 15 April 1893 in Montevideo, Uruguay

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gould, Charles - Bright Sparcs Biographical entry
  2. ^ footnote 21 on page 172 of Binks, C.J. (1980). Explorers of Western Tasmania. Launceston: Mary Fisher Bookshop. ISBN 0-908291-16-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed. ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. 
  • Stoddart, D.Michael, ed. (1993). Walk to the West. Hobart: The Royal Society of Tasmania. ISBN 0-9598679-9-6.