Scott Hocknull

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Scott Hocknull is a vertebrate palaeontologist and Senior Curator in Geology at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. He was the 2002 recipient of the Young Australian of the Year Award.[1]

He is the youngest Australian to date to hold a museum curatorship and has described and named 10 new species and four new genera.[2]


  1. ^ "Young Australian of the Year 2002". National Australia Day Council. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Profile at

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Preceded by
James Fitzpatrick
Young Australian of the Year
Succeeded by
Lleyton Hewitt