Dr Tony Brown graduated from UTAS with a BSc (Hons) in 1972. Over the next 21 years he worked as a regional geologist for the Geological Survey of Tasmania mapping predominantly in western Tasmania. During this time he completed, by external study, a PhD which he received from UTAS in 1986. In the period 1987 to 1993 he undertook numerous administration and management tasks, as well as continuing regional mapping.
In 1994 he was appointed Director, Mineral Resources and State Chief Geologist for Tasmania. Over the next 15 years he instigated, obtained funding for, and managed three major projects valued at ~$20m. These projects were designed to enhance the potential of attracting minerals and petroleum exploration companies to Tasmania, as well as converting all geoscientific information held by Mineral Resources Tasmania into digital format and having this knowledge base made available, via the World Wide Web, for use in the minerals industry, and for infrastructure development and land management. The data were also combined to form a digital 3D geological model of Tasmania. The aim and outcome of these projects is a better understanding of the mineral potential of Tasmania and to aid improved ore body definition and targeting.
In the Australia Day 2011 Honours List he was awarded the Public Service Medal: For outstanding public service as a leader in the application of information technology and innovation to Tasmania's mining industry.
Tasmanian Geological Survey, Regional Geological Maps
Tasmanian Geological Survey Bulletin (GSB)
Tasmanian Geological Survey Map Quadrangle Explanatory Report (ER)
Tasmanian Geological Survey Unpublished Report (UR)
Authorised by the Head of School, Earth Sciences
9 November, 2012