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Scott Hocknull Scott Hocknull i(A108487 works by) (a.k.a. Luwatpuy)
Gender: Male
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'Scott Hocknull was appointed as Assistant Curator of Palaeontology and Geology at the Queensland Museum at the age of 22 years, making him the youngest curator of any Australian museum. Scott began his professional career in palaeontology in 1994, at the age of 16, when he published his first scientific paper, making him the youngest scientific author in Australia. Scott volunteered at the Queensland Museum for ten years during school and university, collecting numerous new localities for the museum, some of which are hailed as the most significant of their type in the last 30 years. Scott graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with First Class Honours. In 2006 Scott rose to Curator of Geosciences. In addition to his curatorial position, Scott is a part-time PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, focussing on the evolution of Australia's fauna, flora and climate over the last 4.5 million years in Queensland. He also researches, excavates and promotes Australia's dinosaur fossil record.

Scott has senior authored several children's books on Australian dinosaurs and was awarded the prestigious Geological Society of Australia's Neville Steven's Medal for science communication in the Earth Sciences. Scott has been acknowledged for his enthusiasm for science education in Australia as the youngest member of the Queensland Government's Science State Taskforce.' His tribal name, Luwatpuy, after 'a place near Bryane Bryane,' an outstation of the Gumatj Clan, was given to him by Galarrwuy's sisters.

Source: www.qm.qld.gov.au (Sighted 27/10/2008).

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