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Google Doodle celebrates Professor Dorothy Hill’s 111th Birthday


Google Doodle celebrates Professor Dorothy Hill’s 111th Birthday
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Professor Dorothy Hill was an Australian geologist and palaeontologist, the first female professor at an Australian university, and the first female president of the Australian Academy of Science. She received the Lady Lilley Gold Medal and the Phyllis Hobbs Memorial Prize in English and History in 1924. Today Google Doodle celebrates Professor Dorothy Hill's 111th Birthday.

Dorothy Hill was an enthusiastic sportswoman, who pursued athletics and netball at high school, and was an accomplished horsewoman at home.

Dorothy Hill had strong views on the value of a library to a University. Her experience of the profound benefit the University of Cambridge libraries gave its academics, and the poor state of the University of Queensland Library up until 1949, led to the development of the University of Queensland Geology Department's Library.

Dorothy Hill died in 1997.


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