Born: 12 November 1896

Died: 2 January 1980

Special Achievements:

Irene Crespin reached the highest level of her profession as Commonwealth Palaeontologist with the Department of the Interior in 1936, however, her salary was fixed at about half that paid to her male predecessor.

Additional Information:

1953 - Received Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal.

1956 - Received the Clarke Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

1960 - Awarded Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Melbourne.

1969 - Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).