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Cotton, Leo Arthur

Cotton, Leo Arthur

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Title: Mr

Dates: 1883-1963

Nationality: Australian

Awards: None

Leo Arthur Cotton was born on 11 November 1883 at Nymagee, New South Wales, Australia. He was educated at Fort Street School and Sydney University. He joined the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod), assisting with the preliminary work of the expedition before departing for New Zealand in Nimrod on 22 February 1908.

On his return, he joined the staff of the University of Sydney and, in 1925, succeeded Tannatt Edgeworth David as professor of geology and physical geography, a post he held until 1948. He died on 12 July 1963.

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