Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly


Geologist. Attended the Royal School of Mines, London; assistant curator to the Geological Society of London. Assistant geologist to the khedive of Egypt from late 1869. Geologist in the Fenlands and East Anglia for the Geological Survey of Great Britain in the 1870s. Member of the Geological Society, 1871. Went to California, Borneo, and China as a geologist. Moved to Brisbane, Australia, in 1891. Assistant government geologist in the Geological Survey of Queensland, 1895–7. President of the Royal Society of Queensland, 1898. Retired to Nerang district in 1917.

Sources: Aust. dict. biog. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)