This is a small collection of the papers of Leonard Keith Ward. He was Assistant Government Geologist and Inspector of Mines in Tasmania from 1907 to 1911. He then came to South Australia as Government Geologist and Director of Mines from 1911 until his retirement in 1944. From 1925 to 1931 he was also Consultant Geologist on Water Supply to the Commonwealth Department of Works and Railways.
Items in the L. Keith Ward Collection range between the years 1892 and 1955.
The collection is two boxes containing:
a. A small collection of geological maps
b. Papers and articles written by Ward, including those written for the Sydney Morning Herald during 1931-1932 under the nom-de-plume of Phyrrho.
c. Articles written by Ward on "Dowsing" and "Water divining", and numerous paper cuttings on the subject.
d. Paper cuttings on Secession of Western Australia (1934).
e. Various articles on "New states" (1931-1932) and its related problems.
f. Papers on "Australian underground water resources".
g. South Australia Annual reports of the Director of Mines and Government Geologist, 1922-1932 (bound), 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1940.
h. A miscellaneous collection of a few notes, periodical issues, prints, etc., mainly on the topic of geology.
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