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Robert Oliver Chalmers interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3002194
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Chalmers, R. O. (Robert Oliver), Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1977 May 6 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 59 min.) 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 993

Summary

Chalmers speaks about his family settling in Australia; starting as a cadet at the Australian Museum in 1929; completing his studies in geology at the Technical College; his interest in gemstones as minerals; adding material to the Museum's collection; studying the salt crust surface of Lake Eyre; finding Australite localities; Chalmers describes his work as the Museum's mineralogist.

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Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and transcript available (25 p.) 
Subjects Chalmers, R. O. (Robert Oliver) -- Interviews.  |  Chalmers, R. O. (Robert Oliver) -- Career in mineralogy.  |  Mineralogists -- Australia -- Interviews  |  Mineralogy -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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