Dr David Branagan

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Research interests

History of Australian geology

Selected publications

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Books

  • Branagan, D. (2005). TW Edgeworth David: A Life. Canberra: National Library of Australia.

Book Chapters

  • Branagan, D. (2008). Australia-a Cenozoic history. In R.H.Grapes, D.R.Oldroyd and A. Grigelis (Eds.), History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, (pp. 189-213). UK: Geological Society of London.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). Geology and the artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mainly Florentine. In Gian Battista Vai and W. Glen E. Caldwell (Eds.), The Origins of Geology in Italy, (pp. 31-42). Boulder, Colorado, USA: Geological Society of America.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Campbell, Joseeph (1856-1933). In Cunneen, C (Eds.), Australian dictionary of Biography, (pp. 63-63). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Branagan, D., Loock, J. (2005). Famous Geologist, Du Toit. In Selley, R; Cocks, R and Plimer, I (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology, (pp. 188-194). Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). History Of Geology From 1900 To 1962. In Richard C. Selley, L. Robin M. Cocks & Ian R. Plimer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology, (pp. 185-196). Amsterdam: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Thomas, Mary (1787-1875). In Cunneen, C (Eds.), Australian dictionary of Biography, (pp. 380-381). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Branagan, D. (2004). Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859). In Bernard Lightman (general editor) (Eds.), The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, Volume 4, R-Z, (pp. 1943-1944). England: Thoemmes Continuum.
  • Darragh, T., Branagan, D. (2003). History: colouring the map. In Birch (Eds.), Geology of Victoria: 3rd edition, (pp. 671-685). Victoria: Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division).

Journals

  • McNally, G., Branagan, D. (2014). Geotechnical consequences of the Newcastle Coal Measures rocks. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, , 1-12. [More Information]
  • Branagan, D. (2012). Fleshing out the Landscape: Two centuries of Australia’s geological heroes. Episodes: journal of international geoscience, 35(1), 44-56.
  • Branagan, D. (2012). Geological Excursions in New Zealand. An Australian University's Experiences, 1970s - 1980s. Journal of the Historical Studies Group, (42), 20-23.
  • Branagan, D. (2012). The Open-Cut Era (Late 1940s - Mid 1960s) in the Western Coalfield of New South Wales: including some autobiographical memories. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 10, 12-25.
  • Emerson, D., Branagan, D. (2011). The Narrabeen Group in the east-central Sydney Basin: physical properties and interpretation. Exploration Geophysics, 42, 258-274.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). Four Centuries of Geological Travel: The Search for Knowledge on Foot, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel. Annals of Science, 66(4), 572-575.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). Some nineteenth-and twentieth-century Australian geological clerics. Geological Society Special Publication, 310, 171-195.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). The Geological Society on the other side of the world. Geological Society Special Publication, 317, 341-371. [More Information]
  • Branagan, D. (2008). Captain eugene de Hautpick – A russian ghost in Australian mining and geological history? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120(1), 118-136.
  • Branagan, D., Moore, D. (2008). W. H. Fitton's Geology of Australia's Coasts, 1826. Historical Records of Australian Science, 19(1), 1-51.
  • Branagan, D. (2007). Australian Geochemical Mineral Exploration: It all began at Moonta through V.P. Sokoloff. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 5(1), 20-38.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). Convict mines of Newcastle. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 41(1), 99-102.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). An early view of Permo-Carboniferous glaciation and its implications, from Australia (1906). Episodes: journal of international geoscience, 28(3), 205-208.
  • Branagan, D., Moelle, K. (2005). Newcastle Memories: Lessons mainly from the 1970s. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 40(02-Jan), 55-63.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Seeking Hidden Millions - Metallurgists and the Broken Hill Lode. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 3(September), 1-16.
  • Emerson, D., Branagan, D. (2005). The Petrophysics of the Sydney Basin Triassic Narrabeen Group - Preliminary results. Preview, (117), 23-25.
  • Branagan, D. (2004). The Desert Sandstone Of Australia: A Late Nineteenth-Century Enigma Of Deposition, Fossils, And Weathering. Earth Sciences History, 23(2), 208-256.
  • Branagan, D. (2003). Evolution of deep-lead palaeodrainages and gold exploration at Ballarat, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 11, 471-472.
  • Branagan, D. (2002). Australian Stratigraphy and Palaeontology: the nineteenth century French contribution. Academie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Palevol, , 657-662.

Conferences

  • Branagan, D. (2010). The New England Orogen - Beginnings of geological knowledge. New England Orogen Conference NEO 2010, Australia: University of New England.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). The Inner Sydney Basin: Geology, Land Surface and Earthquakes. Potential geological sources of seismic hazard in the Sydney Basin, Canberra, Australia: Geoscience Australia.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). Alfred Selwyn - Post-Victoria Years in Canada. Australian Earth Sciences Convention (2006), Melbourne: Geological Society of Australia.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). From Russia via USA (With Love): Australian Geochemical Mineral Exploration: it all began in Moonta. Australian Mining History Association, Perth: University of Western Australia.
  • Branagan, D., Emerson, D. (2006). Petrophysics of the Central Sydney Basin Triassic Narrabeen. Australian Earth Sciences Convention (2006), Melbourne: Geological Society of Australia.
  • Branagan, D. (2003). Edgeworth David: the southern coalfield and beyond. Advances in the Studey of the Sydney Basin, : Academic Press Elsevier.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Branagan, D. (2012). The Knight in the Old Brown Hat. Geoscientist, v22 no 11.
  • Branagan, D. (2010). The past is the key to the present: Australian geological mapping from the 1830s to World War II. ESHG.

Other

  • Branagan, D. (2011), Edgeworth David's Try-Real Or Imagined?.

2014

  • McNally, G., Branagan, D. (2014). Geotechnical consequences of the Newcastle Coal Measures rocks. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, , 1-12. [More Information]

2012

  • Branagan, D. (2012). Fleshing out the Landscape: Two centuries of Australia’s geological heroes. Episodes: journal of international geoscience, 35(1), 44-56.
  • Branagan, D. (2012). Geological Excursions in New Zealand. An Australian University's Experiences, 1970s - 1980s. Journal of the Historical Studies Group, (42), 20-23.
  • Branagan, D. (2012). The Knight in the Old Brown Hat. Geoscientist, v22 no 11.
  • Branagan, D. (2012). The Open-Cut Era (Late 1940s - Mid 1960s) in the Western Coalfield of New South Wales: including some autobiographical memories. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 10, 12-25.

2011

  • Branagan, D. (2011), Edgeworth David's Try-Real Or Imagined?.
  • Emerson, D., Branagan, D. (2011). The Narrabeen Group in the east-central Sydney Basin: physical properties and interpretation. Exploration Geophysics, 42, 258-274.

2010

  • Branagan, D. (2010). The New England Orogen - Beginnings of geological knowledge. New England Orogen Conference NEO 2010, Australia: University of New England.
  • Branagan, D. (2010). The past is the key to the present: Australian geological mapping from the 1830s to World War II. ESHG.

2009

  • Branagan, D. (2009). Four Centuries of Geological Travel: The Search for Knowledge on Foot, Bicycle, Sledge and Camel. Annals of Science, 66(4), 572-575.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). Some nineteenth-and twentieth-century Australian geological clerics. Geological Society Special Publication, 310, 171-195.
  • Branagan, D. (2009). The Geological Society on the other side of the world. Geological Society Special Publication, 317, 341-371. [More Information]
  • Branagan, D. (2009). The Inner Sydney Basin: Geology, Land Surface and Earthquakes. Potential geological sources of seismic hazard in the Sydney Basin, Canberra, Australia: Geoscience Australia.

2008

  • Branagan, D. (2008). Australia-a Cenozoic history. In R.H.Grapes, D.R.Oldroyd and A. Grigelis (Eds.), History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, (pp. 189-213). UK: Geological Society of London.
  • Branagan, D. (2008). Captain eugene de Hautpick – A russian ghost in Australian mining and geological history? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120(1), 118-136.
  • Branagan, D., Moore, D. (2008). W. H. Fitton's Geology of Australia's Coasts, 1826. Historical Records of Australian Science, 19(1), 1-51.

2007

  • Branagan, D. (2007). Australian Geochemical Mineral Exploration: It all began at Moonta through V.P. Sokoloff. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 5(1), 20-38.

2006

  • Branagan, D. (2006). Alfred Selwyn - Post-Victoria Years in Canada. Australian Earth Sciences Convention (2006), Melbourne: Geological Society of Australia.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). Convict mines of Newcastle. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 41(1), 99-102.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). From Russia via USA (With Love): Australian Geochemical Mineral Exploration: it all began in Moonta. Australian Mining History Association, Perth: University of Western Australia.
  • Branagan, D. (2006). Geology and the artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mainly Florentine. In Gian Battista Vai and W. Glen E. Caldwell (Eds.), The Origins of Geology in Italy, (pp. 31-42). Boulder, Colorado, USA: Geological Society of America.
  • Branagan, D., Emerson, D. (2006). Petrophysics of the Central Sydney Basin Triassic Narrabeen. Australian Earth Sciences Convention (2006), Melbourne: Geological Society of Australia.

2005

  • Branagan, D. (2005). An early view of Permo-Carboniferous glaciation and its implications, from Australia (1906). Episodes: journal of international geoscience, 28(3), 205-208.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Campbell, Joseeph (1856-1933). In Cunneen, C (Eds.), Australian dictionary of Biography, (pp. 63-63). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Branagan, D., Loock, J. (2005). Famous Geologist, Du Toit. In Selley, R; Cocks, R and Plimer, I (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology, (pp. 188-194). Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). History Of Geology From 1900 To 1962. In Richard C. Selley, L. Robin M. Cocks & Ian R. Plimer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology, (pp. 185-196). Amsterdam: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Branagan, D., Moelle, K. (2005). Newcastle Memories: Lessons mainly from the 1970s. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 40(02-Jan), 55-63.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Seeking Hidden Millions - Metallurgists and the Broken Hill Lode. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 3(September), 1-16.
  • Emerson, D., Branagan, D. (2005). The Petrophysics of the Sydney Basin Triassic Narrabeen Group - Preliminary results. Preview, (117), 23-25.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). Thomas, Mary (1787-1875). In Cunneen, C (Eds.), Australian dictionary of Biography, (pp. 380-381). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Branagan, D. (2005). TW Edgeworth David: A Life. Canberra: National Library of Australia.

2004

  • Branagan, D. (2004). Stutchbury, Samuel (1798-1859). In Bernard Lightman (general editor) (Eds.), The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, Volume 4, R-Z, (pp. 1943-1944). England: Thoemmes Continuum.
  • Branagan, D. (2004). The Desert Sandstone Of Australia: A Late Nineteenth-Century Enigma Of Deposition, Fossils, And Weathering. Earth Sciences History, 23(2), 208-256.

2003

  • Branagan, D. (2003). Edgeworth David: the southern coalfield and beyond. Advances in the Studey of the Sydney Basin, : Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Branagan, D. (2003). Evolution of deep-lead palaeodrainages and gold exploration at Ballarat, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 11, 471-472.
  • Darragh, T., Branagan, D. (2003). History: colouring the map. In Birch (Eds.), Geology of Victoria: 3rd edition, (pp. 671-685). Victoria: Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division).

2002

  • Branagan, D. (2002). Australian Stratigraphy and Palaeontology: the nineteenth century French contribution. Academie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Palevol, , 657-662.

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