Personal profile: Dr Tony Webster
Tony is a Hobart-based consulting geologist working with GeoDiscovery Group Ltd, and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer/Fellow of the University of Tasmania and the University of Queensland. He has spent over 30 years in the mining industry, academia and government, working in and around several historically significant base metal and gold mines, including Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie, Cannington, Zeehan, Mount Farrell, and Rosebery (Hercules). Tony started his career as an underground mine geologist on the Golden Mile (Fimiston) but has since worked in a variety of roles, including mining heritage, environmental regulation and research positions in Tasmania and Queensland.
Tony has published two books, The Geology of the Broken Hill Lead-Zinc-Silver Deposit, NSW, Australia (published by CODES, 2007) and The Foundation of Australia’s Capital Cities: Geology, Landscape, and Urban Character (published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2022).