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Pat Suggate
BornRichard Patrick Suggate
17 March 1922(1922-03-17)
Islington, London, England
Died16 June 2016(2016-06-16) (aged 94)
Wellington, New Zealand
InstitutionsNew Zealand Geological Survey
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Notable awardsFRSNZ (1963)
Hutton Medal (1983)
McKay Hammer (2001)
CNZM (2003)

Richard Patrick "Pat" Suggate (17 March 1922 – 16 June 2016) was a New Zealand geologist. He was known for his research into coal properties and coal rank, and into the advances and retreats of New Zealand's glaciers. From 1974 to 1986 he served as director of the New Zealand Geological Survey.

In the 2003 New Year Honours Suggate was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to geology.[1]

Suggate died in Wellington on 16 June 2016, aged 94.[2]


  1. "New Year honours list 2003". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2002. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  2. "Richard Suggate death notice". Dominion Post. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.