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Frank Thomas Matthews White

Frank Thomas Matthews White, Australian educator. Decorated Coronation medal. Served to captain Fiji Military Forces, 1940-1944.; member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Mining and Metallurgy (London), Canadian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, Mines Ventilation Society (South Africa).

Background

  • White, Frank Thomas Matthews was born on September 16, 1909 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Frank Kenworthy and Edith (Matthews) White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy, U. Melbourne, 1931, Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, 1931.

    Career

    • Came to Canada, 1966. Employed in mining industry, Western Australia, 1931-1936. Employed with Her Majesty Colonial Service, 1937-1944.

      Technical adviser mining rehabilitation, Malaya also active in mining industries rehabilitation in Far East, 1945-1949. Professor mining and metallurgical engineering U. Queensland, Australia, 1950-1965. Macdonald professor mining engineering, department chairman mining engineering and applied geophysics McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1966-1971, director Institute for Mineral Industry Research, 1968-1971.

      Cons. numerous mining companies, also South Africa Chamber of Mines, Colombo Plan, others.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Served to captain Fiji Military Forces, 1940-1944. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Mining and Metallurgy (London), Canadian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, Mines Ventilation Society (South Africa).

    Connections

    • Married Tessa Marian Nunn, May 18, 1935. Children: Hilary Joceln Matthews, Franklin Marshall Matthews.
    • father: Frank Kenworthy White
    • mother: Edith (Matthews) White
    • spouse: Tessa Marian Nunn
    • children: Hilary Joceln Matthews White
    • Franklin Marshall Matthews White
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    Born September 16, 1909
    Died November 26, 1971
    (aged 62)
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