John Veevers

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Emeritus Professor
John Veevers
BSc, MSc, PhD
Born (1930-10-13) 13 October 1930 (age 87)
New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Newington College
University of Sydney
Imperial College London
Occupation Emeritus Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Parent(s) George Stanley Veevers and Dulcie Annie (née James)
Website Macquarie University

John James Veevers (born 13 October 1930) is an Australian Professor of Geology and has been a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science since 1995.[1]


Veevers is the son of George Stanley Veevers and Dulcie Annie (née James)[2] and attended Newington College (1944-1947).[3] In 1946 he won the Wigram Allen Scholarship, endowed by Sir George Wigram Allen, for General Proficiency. At the end of 1947 Veevers was named Dux of the College and received the Schofield Scholarship and Halse Rogers Prize.[4] He went up to the University of Sydney and graduated as a Bachelor of Science in 1952 and a Master of Science in 1954.[5]

Academic career[edit]

Veevers was a cadet geologist at the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra, (1948-1951), rising to geologist (1952-1960) and senior geologist 1961-1967. In 1968, he was appointed as a senior lecturer at Macquarie University and has since been an Associate Professor, Professor and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.[6] He was awarded his PhD in 1956 from Imperial College London.


Veevers multiple publications are held by the National Library of Australia.[7]



  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Australian Science Retrieved 20 June 2012
  2. ^ M J Banks Family Tree Retrieved 20 June 2012
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 204
  4. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) Part 2 - The Lists
  5. ^ "Alumni Sidneienses". University of Sydney. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Macquarie University On-line Directory Retrieved 20 June 2012
  7. ^ National Library of Australia Catalogue Retrieved 20 June 2012
  8. ^ Geological Society of Australia S W Carey MedalRetrieved 20 June 2012
  9. ^ It's an Honour Retrieved 20 June 2012