History

Life Members

Andrew Swanson

Biography Andrew has made significant contributions to the Society over an extended period of time, including being a¬†founding Director of the Australian Coal Preparation Society. He has been involved with […]

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Ken Bateman

Ken is a Life Memberof the Australian Coal Preparation Society and was a long serving member of the Queensland Society. His service to the Society includes:

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Michael Williamson

Mike is a Life Memberof the Australian Coal Preparation Society and a long serving committee member of the Queensland Society/Branch.

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Fred Williams

Fred was a Life Member and a founding committee member of the Queensland Coal Preparation Society.

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Ray Whitmore (AM)

Ray was a Life Memberof the Australian Coal Preparation Society. He was a long serving member of the Queensland Society. He was appointed Head of the Department of Mining & Metallurgy Engineering at the University of Queensland in 1967 (same year as the Queensland Society was formed).

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Frank Pollard

Frank was born on 17 February, 1916 in Trelewis, Glamorganshire, a small mining village about 30 km north of Cardiff. He gained his School Certificate in 1931, the Higher School Certificate in 1933, the Higher National Certificate in 1942, a B.Sc. Degree (London) in 1943, and his M.Sc. (London) in 1945.

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Stuart Nicol

Stuart started life as a physical chemist, receiving Science Honours and Masters Degrees from the University of London. He followed this up with a PhD from the University of Sydney.

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Lister Maltman

After completing a cadetship with BHP Steelworks, Lister Maltman graduated from University in 1963 and began full-time employment at the Steelworks in the area of Coal Quality and Preparation.

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Peter McFadden

Career started as an apprentice panel beater and spray painter. But not to the automobile industry did he go, instead to Ingersoll Rand, assembling and painting compressors, pumps and drilling equipment. He soon moved to the position of operator trainer of drilling equipment and then as an application sales consultant.

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Arthur King

Arthur was the Life Member and a founding Director of the Australian Coal Preparation Society. He was one of the longest serving members of the Queensland Society/Branch.

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Eugene Gallagher

Eugene is a Life Member and a founding Director of the Australian Coal Preparation Society. He was one of the longest serving members of the Queensland Society/Branch and the National Board

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Bruce Firth

Bruce Firth obtained a Ph.D. from Sydney University in 1975; his work considered the flow properties of fine particle suspensions. Research and development in mineral and coal processing was continued at the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College (London), BHP Central Research Laboratories and BP.

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Jim Donnelly

Jim’s working career of over 50 years spanned a period of great development in coal preparation, and Jim has been a significant contributor. All who came in contact with Jim during this period were impressed with his enthusiasm and work ethic, which continued up until the very day he retired on his 70th birthday.

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Mark Crosbie

Mark was presented with Honorary Life Membership of the ACPS in November 2018. At that time, he was the longest serving NSW Branch Committee member, having served 20 years over a host of portfolio duties. Two of those years were served as NSW Branch Chairman.

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John Arnold OAM

ohn was a Life Member and a founding Director of the Australian Coal Preparation Society. He was one of the longest serving committee members of the Queensland Society/Branch and the National Board.

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