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The Society publishes, and/or supports publication of, biographies of New Zealand geologists.

 Hochstetter's First Nelson Diary   

Hochstetter's First Nelson Diary 
Authors: Mike Johnston and Sascha Nolden. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 137. ISBN: 978-1-877480-38-6. Pages: 122. 'Hochstetter's First Nelson Diary' is the first part of the diary Ferdinand von Hochstetter kept to record his time in the Nelson region in 1859. In 2012,... Tell me more...
 
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 Hochstetter's Nelson Diary   

Hochstetter's Nelson Diary 
Authors: Mike Johnston, Sascha Nolden & Leonore Hoke Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 132 ISBN: 978-1-877480-19-5  German geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter is regarded by many as the Father of New Zealand Geology. Arriving in New Zealand in 1859, he... Tell me more...
 
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 Hochstetter's Nelson Diaries   

Hochstetter's Nelson Diaries 
A special offer of both volumes dealing with Ferdinand von Hochstetter's Nelson diaries (Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publications 132 & 137). Authors include Sascha Nolden, Mike Johnston and Leonore Hoke.
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 Harold Wellman: A Man who moved New Zealand   

Harold Wellman: A Man who moved New Zealand 
by Simon Nathan (2005).  Victoria University Press, with financial support from GSNZ.  A limited number of books is available at a special price $20. This book usually retails at $49.95 in bookstores, however Simon Nathan has generously donated some stock to the Geological Society of... Tell me more...
 
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 Mettle and Mines: The life and times of a colonial geologist Edward Heydelbach Davis   

Mettle and Mines: The life and times of a colonial geologist Edward Heydelbach Davis 
by Mike Johnston (2009). English geologist Edward Heydelbach Davis came to New Zealand in 1870. Young but already well-travelled, he ventured into some far corners of the colony to explore and assess its mining potential. The search for gold, copper, coal and ironsand all drew on Davis's previous... Tell me more...
 
 
 The Real McKay   

The Real McKay 
by Graham Bishop 2008.  Alexander McKay, a self-educated explorer who rose to the position of Government Geologist, is the folk hero of New Zealand geology. He was a key figure in laying the foundations for the high reputation New Zealand geological science enjoys internationally. He was also a... Tell me more...
 
 
 From Mountains to Meteorites   

From Mountains to Meteorites 
by Brian Mason and Simon Nathan (2001).  GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication 109.  Brian Mason started his career as a geologist in New Zealand, and studied geochemistry in Oslo and Stockholm. His pioneering "Principles of Geochemistry" has been read by many generations of geochemists. From... Tell me more...
 
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 A Geologist Remembers: Recollections of Fieldwork   

A Geologist Remembers: Recollections of Fieldwork 
by Maxwell Gage and Simon Nathan (1999).  GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication 102. This 52 page book covers the experiences of Max Gage working for the New Zealand Geological Survey between 1935-1947 in many parts of New Zealand. We are very fortunate that Max kept a photographic record of his... Tell me more...
 
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