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Celebrating 50 Years

George Edwards

George Edwards


George served on the NSW Branch Committee, led the effort for 1976 VII International Coal Preparation Congress in Sydney, and is a Life Member. His service is listed below: 

NSW Committee:

  • 6 years on the Committee – between 1971-72  and  1976-77
  • 1 year as Chairman –  1974-75
  • 2 years as Secretary –  1971-72  and  1972-73 

International Coal Preparation Congress:

  • Chairman of the International Organising Committee for VII ICPC (Sydney) in 1976
  • Chairman National organising committee for 1976 VII ICPC
  • Australian delegate on IOC for International Coal Preparation Congress 1971-1976 


  • Active in promoting the Society and frequently gave addresses at Society meetings
  • Facilitated co-operation with The AusIMM (Past President 1995) and MICA (Current Chairman).
  • Chaired Standards Australia and earlier its Coal & Coke Committee. Promoted Australian Standards internationally as bases for ISO Standards


George has had a diverse career in the coal industry with some of his main associations being, AI&S Port Kembla, Joint Coal Board, Coal & Allied, Consol, and his own consulting business for the last 30 years, during which he part owned and operated three export coal mines.