Document Reference NumberD15
TitleMartyn and Audrey Webb Papers.
DescriptionPhotographs, maps, notebooks and other miscellaneous documents relating to Martyn and Audrey Webb's work on the region of Cyrenaica, Libya between 1960-1963. More specifically, the material within the collection focuses on the study of the ancient field systems of Cyrene and Cyrenaica.

The records represent a valuable snapshot of the countryside during the 1960s and 1970s, when many ancient field boundaries that have since disappeared were still visible.
Datec1958 - 2013
Extent2 boxes; 22 files and 17 items
AdminHistoryEmeritus Professor Martyn J. Webb occupied the position of Geography Lecturer at the University of Oxford. During this time, he took part in expeditions to the region of Cyrenaica in Libya through the Oxford University Exploration Club.

In 1964, he left Oxford in order to relocate to Western Australia with his wife, Audrey Webb, and their two sons. Here he took up a position of a Foundation Professor of Geography at the University of Western Australia during the early years of the mining boom.

In this position, he made a significant impact on the discipline of geography in Western Australia which saw him awarded honorary memberships to the Royal Australian Institute of Architects; the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science; the Australian Institute for Urban Studies; and the Planning Institute of Australia.

As adviser to the Country Shire Councils Association, Professor Webb was one of the initiators of the Western Australian Local Government Association. He also helped found the WA Conservation Council and was its Trustee for many years. As a member of the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry he advised on the planning and development of Perth as a State capital.

He died at the age of 90 in January 2016.
AccessConditionsWhere possible, maps and photographs should be accessed in digital format. See D15/3/2.
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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