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The brass tablet commemorates Thomas Sergeant Hall who was an Australian geologist and biologist. 

Hall took a leading part in the forming of the university science club, and through it met Dr G. B. Pritchard with whom he was later to do valuable work in geology. Hall was a successful director of the Castlemaine school of mines from 1890 to 1893, and in the latter year became lecturer in biology at Melbourne university. Hall held this position until his death but found time for many other activities.

He did not write a large number of papers, but his work on the graptolite rocks of Victoria led to his being made the recipient of The Murchison Fund of the Geological Society of London in 1901. One of his major discoveries was the key to the unravelling of the complex Ordovician sequence.


Address:Royal Parade, Foyer, Zoology Department Building, Melbourne University, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.797317
Long: 144.958933
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1894
Approx. Event End Date:1915


Front Inscription

In memory of Thomas Sergeant Hall, M.A., D.Sc.

Lecturer and Demonstrator in Biology in the University of Melbourne 1894 - 1915

Born 23rd December 1858.
Died  21st December 1915.

Source: MA,ADB
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