Author(s): Jennifer M.T. Carter
Sydney geologist Georgina King (1845-1932) gave her life to science, and was rewarded with every kind of skullduggery to prevent her success. The tall, red-haired, 'unmarriageable' Miss King was excluded by the professionals, the (all-male) Royal Society of New South Wales. Famous scientific worthies quite likely stole her work. Her denunciations were loud. Through determination and persistence, Georgina King acquired an honourable place in the history of science and the women's place in it. This book tells her intriguing tale.